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Saskatoon, SK, S7M 1R4
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Too Soon Monsoon’s debut full length record is a concept album, heavily influenced by the South Saskatchewan River running through their home in Saskatoon. The record carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, seeking purpose and slowing down to appreciate and reconnect with yourself, one another, nature, art and spirit. Being a band that consists of an Indigenous drummer and two non-indigenous members, TSM’s goal is to create music and art that can bring people from different cultures and backgrounds closer together. The band's debut album: Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide will be available for streaming and download on May 3, 2019. Preorder the album on bandcamp here.
TSM recently performed the new album from front-to-back during a special 'album-preview' performance show at Winterruption 2019 in Saskatoon. This performance was also their debut performance as a three piece. Too Soon Monsoon initially formed as a duo near the end of 2016 after Greg (vocals/keys) had posted a 'bandmate wanted' ad online to which Nathan (drums) was quick to respond. As a duo, TSM released 2 EPs in the second half of 2017 (Little Fire and Side Effects). TSM has also performed at Breakout West, Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Winterruption, Big Winter Classic and opened for PVRIS, Mo Kenney, and Scenic Route to Alaska. At the end of 2018, TSM announced the addition of guitarist, Declan Hills. Starting 2019 in a new form, the group is embracing a new energy and sound. Too Soon Monsoon will continue to share music from their upcoming debut full-length album in the track-list order until its springtime release.
The band spent a good chunk of 2018 in the studio, recording their debut full-length album once again with producer, Adam Grant. TSM previously worked closely with Grant on the recording of their first two EPs. Side Effects was included in the best EPs of 2017 by Cups n Cakes (#8) and spent four weeks in the CFCR Weekly Top Ten (peak #4). The band released visuals for "Know Myself" and "Faded" from Side Effects as well as visuals for "Balance", "We'll Live Forever", and "Wandering" from Little Fire. TSM has performed twice on CTV Morning Live and filmed performances for the Original 16 Brewery Sessions and the Empty Room Series.
influences: Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, White Stripes, Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Fiona Apple, Justin Timberlake, Beach Boys, Arcade Fire, Emily Haines, Metric, Feist, The Killers.
April 29, 2019
Saskatoon alternative-pop band Too Soon Monsoon(TSM) is releasing their debut album, "Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide" on Friday, May 3. The album is influenced by the South Saskatchewan River flowing through their home in Saskatoon. "Waves" carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, loss and slowing down to appreciate and reconnect with nature, art and spirit. The album is produced, mixed and engineered by The Ghost of Adam J (Adam Grant) and mastered by Case Mastering (Trevor Case). The recording of this album was made possible with financial support from Creative Saskatchewan's Sound Recording Grant Program.
TSM initially formed as a duo near the end of 2016 and released two EPs, performed at Breakout West, Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Winterruption, Ness Creek Music Festival, Big Winter Classic and opened for PVRIS, Mo Kenney, Wide Mouth Mason, Yes We Mystic and Scenic Route to Alaska. Near the end of 2018, the piano/drum duo introduced new band member, guitarist Declan Hills, and began 2019 with a new energy and sound. Experience the new album live at Too Soon Monsoon's upcoming album release shows - check for details and ticket links below.
Fri May 3: Saskatoon at Capitol Music Club w/ Eekwol & T-Rhyme, Saul Chabot and S'Moore
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Sat May 4: Regina at The Club in The Exchange w/ Dead Levee and Dagan Harding Band
The band will continue into May and June playing shows across Alberta in support of the new album:
Fri May 10: Calgary at Broken City w/ Friends of Foes, Yvette, At Mission Dolores
Sat May 11: Banff at The Storm Cellar
Fri May 31: Edmonton at Station on Jasper
Fri Jun 7: Lethbridge at The Slice
Fri Jun 8: Red Deer at Bo's Bar and Stage
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Watch Too Soon Monsoon's latest music video for album track 'Point of It All' here
Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide (May 3, 2019)
2. Mountains of Blue
3. Strange Age
4. Stay Golden
5. Point of It All
6. Teal Mirror
7. Growing Up
10. The Walls (Pt. 1)
11. The Walls (Pt. 2)
12. The Walls (Pt. 3)
13. Cycle of Conflict (feat. Eekwol)
14. Energy in Motion
August 15, 2018
This September, Saskatoon based pop duo Too Soon Monsoon (TSM) is releasing the first tastes of new music from their upcoming debut full-length album. The two songs, "Ocean" and "Mountains of Blue" offer a preview of the direction that band is taking with this new album. The singles will be released to all streaming services while the band tours Western Canada in September. This new music was inspired by the band's journey through the Rocky Mountains last fall, so returning to these Mountains of Blue on their way to the Ocean during this tour will be extra special. These fall dates are in the lead-up to the band's Breakout West 2018 showcase performances.
TSM has been busy in the studio, recording this album once again with Adam Grant, who previously worked with the band on their two 2017 EPs (Side Effects, Little Fire). Too Soon Monsoon’s debut full-length record is a concept album that carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, seeking purpose and slowing down to appreciate and reconnect with yourself, one another, nature, art and spirit. Being a two-piece band that consists of an Indigenous drummer and a non-Indigenous singer/keyboardist, TSM’s goal is to create music and art that can bring people from different cultures and backgrounds closer together. The new album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2019.
September 2018 Dates:
Sept 1: Pretty in Punk Festival - Prince Albert, SK
Sept 7: Bohemia - Edmonton, AB
Sept 8: Koi - Calgary, AB
Sept 12: Capitol Music Club - Saskatoon, SK - supporting Scenic Route to Alaska w/ Smokekiller
Sept 13: The Storm Cellar - Banff, AB
Sept 16: LanaLou's - Vancouver, BC
Sept 18: The Roxy - Vancouver, BC
Sept 19: The Royal on Baker - Nelson, BC
Sept 21: The Grindhouse Cafe - Kamloops, BC
Sept 22: The Slice: Lethbridge, AB
photo and poster design by Kristen Torwalt
February 17, 2017
Too Soon Monsoon, a new Saskatoon duo, has released their first single and video for Wandering. Wandering is a reflective song about longing for purpose, going through the motions, wanting to do something but not really knowing how to or feeling afraid to take a needed leap or risk. The track's produced by Adam Grant, bassist of One Bad Son. Adam is currently working closely with the duo and producing their first EP, “Little Fire,” which came out July 7.
Wandering video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HWTrQorH8
The track is available online wherever you stream or buy your music.
Here is a link to the song on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/toosoonmonsoon/wandering-too-soon-monsoon
The band is also a part of the 2017 CBC Searchlight contest, which features the video for Wandering. Check out their submission here: http://www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight/2516