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CBC Radio One – Fresh Air Interview
Yesterday Paul and Janine did an interview with Mary Ito of CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air. You can hear this fairly in depth interview and song selections from Award Winning Album on Sunday, September 18th between 6am and 9am. Thanks to Sandy, Mariel and Mary. You guys are lovely. Click here to listen to the interview.
CD RELEASE SHOWS: TORONTO AND OTTAWA
WIFT TIFF RECEPTION
The DoneFors were honoured to be a part of Women in Film and Television‘s annual Toronto International Film Festival reception at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. It was a very swank event, complete with red carpet, celebrities, a super eclectic musical performance lineup (In My Coma, Magenta Lane, Amanda Martinez, and the Antiheroes), great food, drink, dresses, heels, and incredible silent auction Thanks to Jocelyn, Kim, Katy and all of the lovely volunteers who worked so tirelessly to pull it off (and made us feel very important).
NOW MAGAZINE REVIEW
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Disc Review: The DoneFors Award Winning Album (independent)
By Sarah Greene
Considering its cheeky title and the DoneFors’ previous LP, How To Have Sex With Canadians, I thought this album would be funnier. While sex and sass are on offer (Janine Stoll sings flirtatious jazz-pop on opener Cherry Season), “weird and geeky” are better descriptors for a band so all over the map.
They switch vocalists, change time signatures and throw in prog and disco. Stoll’s high, smooth voice imitates a wolf at one point, scats the next, sweetly sing-talks on Tallboy and pulls off Joni Mitchell-like folk on 808.
The material in the middle – notably the mellower Berlin, sung by guitarist Paul MacDougall, and the upbeat world-folk-pop of Mercator Map – is strongest. Too bad the polished production often takes over, especially on overly reverby Carry.
Top track: Mercator Map
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Wishing you fuzzy slippers, warm soups, brisk walks, and sunny skies in this chilly start to autumn.
janine, paul, liam and brian