ABOUT THE KEY TRACKS ON NEW ALBUM
Track 01 - The A side, " Hangman " (1 min 49 sec) was recorded in Halifax May 2014 at The Echo Chamber in Halifax working w/studio production team of Charles Austin and Graeme Campbell.
Track 02 - The B side, " Peter Brady's Bad Day " (3 min 26 sec) A sonic answer to a question Ripper and Austin posed: " What might it sound like if we produced a folk song heavy - very hard and very heavy with a trippy old skool groove? "
New York - Sept 17 (Sidewalk)
Toronto - Oct 04 (Dakota)
Munich - Oct 11 (TOBIS Kitchen)
Nuremberg - Oct 17 (G4)
Berlin - Oct 18 (Migi Wčrsch)
Edinburgh - Nov 12 (Henry's Cellar)
Glasgow - Nov 14 (13th Note)
London (uk) - Nov 15 (12 Bar)
Halifax (ns) - Nov 26 (Carleton)
Calgary - Dec 9 (Ironwood)
Edmonton - Dec 11 (Starlite)
Vancouver - Dec 13 (Emerald Room)
CANADA'S SEMINAL FAST FOLK ROCKER new single "hangman"
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"His neo acoustic tales of near death, trains, outlaws, love gone bad, and freedom merge with an acute case of intense live energy. Ripper arrives somewhere between John Prine and The Ramones." Mariposa Folk Festival
"One of Canada's most respected but underexposed songwriters."
"Since his time in '80s punk faves Stark Naked and The Fleshtones, Eugene Ripper has transformed himself into a top-notch alt-folk singer/songwriter. His Fast Folk Underground series has had residencies in NYC, Halifax and Vancouver. His rollicking, garage-rock influenced sound is altered significantly on this thoughtful and poetically intense fifth album - lovely stuff." New Canadian Music
" Eugene Ripper is something of a Canadian musical survivor, having started in the early eighties with Toronto punk rockers Stark Naked and the Fleshtones. Ever since then he has made his way around North America, settling down in various cities, honing his "fast folk sound." Hard-strummed acoustic folk music with the intensity of punk. His latest album, 2013's Fast Folk Underground III (Quiet Light) shows him at the top of his game " Montreal Gazzette
"Volleying between punk, folk and rock Ripper jumps all over each style, stealing from one and reshaping another until he comes up with a unique sound and vibe all his own." Now Magazine (Toronto)
"Few can turn a couple of chords into something majestic,
Ripper has the gift." Ottawa Citizen
"Toronto's underexposed gem Eugene Ripper has been honing his unique brand of fast-folk with a punk rock ethos since the early '90s. Don't miss a chance to be transported to his noir universe." Pop Montreal