The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair announces album and releases two singles

Gord Sinclair–the bassist and the other Gord in the Tragically Hip–is now the fourth member of the band to release some solo material.

His debut record, Taxi Dancers, will appear February 28 on Phermone Recordings. The album is described as “a farewell of sorts, fearless exploring [his] despair about losing a lifelong friend and bandmate.”

The album comes as a surprise to Gord himself. I quote from the press release:

“‘I never aspired to be a solo artist. After Gord died, it was like, “Wow, I don’t know if I am ever going to do this again.” But I really missed making music. I’d made music with The Hip since we were kids, and this was the longest period of time where I wasn’t making music. But we certainly were not going to carry on as The Hip without Gord. So it became essential to grab hold of the idea that Gord wouldn’t want any of us to stop making music. He was making music right up until the very end. This other group of people stepped in to help me. Gord would have wanted me to have something important to say. That’s what I tried to do.'”

Here’s one song…

…and here’s another.

Gord will open for The Trews this winter.

Feb. 27 – Meaford, ON – Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre
Feb.28 – Guelph, ON – River Run Centre
Feb 29 – Prince Edward, ON – Regent Theatre
Mar. 4 – Richmond Hill, ON – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Mar. 6 – Milton, ON – FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
Mar. 7 – Brampton, ON – Rose Theatre
Mar. 11 – Oakville, ON – The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

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