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Bossanova

Hey, Sugar

In the Immortal Words of You
Calvary
French Accent
Rare Brazil
I'll Leave of My Heart
It Felt Like a Weight
Come Down Easy
Blue Bossanova
Lullaby


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Bossanova Hey Sugar postcard
Bossanova album
BOSSANOVA Blue Bossanova Rare Brazil 12 inch vinyl 45
1999 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2003 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
2004 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label compilation album
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler compilation album
Teen-Beat 20th Anniversary Commemorative
Celebrations
Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary Performances
BOSSANOVA Blue Bossanova Extended Mix Rare Brazil 12-inch vinyl album
BOSSANOVA
Blue Bossanova/Rare Brazil
Companion 12" vinyl single
[Teen-Beat 456]
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
compact disc
[front]
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
photograph from the CD package of the University of Vancouver library
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
CD label photograph of the University of Vancouver library
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
photograph from the CD package of the University of Vancouver library
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
photograph from the CD package of the University of Vancouver library
BOSSANOVA Hey, Sugar CD front album
BOSSANOVA
Hey, Sugar
photograph from the CD package of the University of Vancouver library

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Chris Storrow, vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar


GUEST PLAYERS

Mike Boegh, bass guitar on 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6

Mike Coulthard, bass synthesizer technician on 5

Kurt Dahle, drums on 1 and 7

Graeme Gibson, percussion on 4

Tony Koelwyn, drums on 4 and 6

Greg MacDonald, backing vocals on 5, bass guitar on 7

Shawn Mrazek, drums on 3, 5, and 8

Rebecca Simpson, flute on 6

Josh Wells, drums on 1 and 2


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jamie Storrow


RECORDED BY

Chris Storrow,

    and Howard Redekopp,

at More and More Amor (M.M.A.),
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


4 RECORDED BY

Graeme Gibson,

at Hipposonic Studio,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DRUMS ON 1, 2, 3, RECORDED BY

Todd Simko,

at his studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DRUMS ON 5 AND 8 RECORDED BY

Russell Pickard,

at The Hive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DRUMS, BASS ON 6 RECORDED BY

Howard Redekopp,

at Bossanova's rehearsal space,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


DRUMS ON 8 EDITED BY

Shawn Penner,

at Mushroom Studio,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


ADDITIONAL RECORDING ON 1

AND DRUMS ON 7 BY

Kurt Dahle,

Howard Redekopp,

at Kurt Dahle's studio,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


RE-EDITING ON 4 BY

Howard Redekopp,

at Mushroom Studio,
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


MASTERED BY

Noah Mintz,

at Laquer Channel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Chris Storrow,

© 2006


PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Storrow,

and Marcia MacDonald


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

Written and recorded over the course of nine years.

An earlier mix of "Rare Brazil" appeared on the 1999 Teen-Beat Sampler CD.


THANK YOU

Jeremy Schmidt,
Brad Martin,
Rob Madden,
Mike Coulthard,
David Leboe,
John Davies,
Dan O'Connell,
Ryan Dahle,
Mark Robinson.

"For Caroline"


REVIEW

"It took Chris Storrow all of nine years to craft a full-length album as Bossanova, after several EPs and compilation tracks, but if anyone was afraid the results would be some sort of overcooked indie pop answer to Chinese Democracy, fear not -- Hey Sugar is fresh and spontaneous sounding stuff, with its synthesizer lines clean and gleaming and the beats infectiously propulsive whether they're emulating vintage disco or Merseybeat. While not everything on Hey Sugar is dance material -- the moody confessional of "It Felt Like a Weight" and the appropriately named "Lullaby" certainly don't qualify -- the lion's share of the disc gets its groove on in a pleasing variety of styles, from the sensuous sway of "Blue Bossanova" and the cool Euro-disco pulse of "Rare Brazil" to the glam rock accents of "I'll Leave of My Heart" and the keyboard-accented pop/rock of "Calvary." Storrow and his varied collaborators manage to give this set a unified feel while allowing each song to have a personality of its own, and his knack for pop melodies of all stripes is commendable. As a lyricist, Storrow isn't quite as distinctive, and on some songs the vocals are pushed deep enough into the mix to suggest that he knows it, but this doesn't affect the craft of the music or the fact his gift with melodies confirms he should strive to make albums a lot more often. Not every musician has the maturity of vision on their first full album that Bossanova can claim on Hey Sugar, which suggests waiting until the time is right has definite advantages."
- Mark Deming, All Music Guide



"Chris Storrow and his Canadian group Bossanova (which includes the New Pornographers' drummer Kurt Dahle here) are anything but prolific nine years passed between their first EP and this 2006 album. But Hey, Sugar is a delectable record, a wry, surging set of keyboard-led new wave songs whose production takes its cues from classic strobe-light disco as much as it does from power-pop. The album's centerpiece, "Rare Brazil," is the only full-on disco number here, but it's worthy of Nicky Siano's Gallery. What are these songs about? Who knows? Storrow's voice (which sounds a bit like Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley) is so lush it's almost impossible to concentrate on his words."
- Douglas Wolk, eMusic


BOSSANOVA Chris Storrow

RELEASE DATE

March 21, 2006


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

43 minutes, 41 seconds
9 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 407


DETAILS

1,513 pressed.


INSERT:
6-page full-colour folder and tray card on uncoated white stock.


JEWEL CASE:
with clear tray.


LABEL:
full-colour.


Printed and pressed by
Bellwether Mfg., Bloomington, Indiana.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Split with Tonebursts
Blue Bossanova / Rare Brazil


ALBUMS

Bossanova [1][cassette]
Bossanova [2][CD]
Hey Sugar


COMPILATIONS

1999 Teenbeat Sampler
Good Jacket Presents: Vancouver Special
Amateurs on Plastic
ShoopDeDoop
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler


ALSO

Teen-Beat Future Fever Series
Teen-Beat 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Pocket Catalog Set of Four
Bossanova Pocket Catalog Postcard
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition
Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary Performances


SONGS

All The Tired Horses
Ally Statton Starts...
Arrondissements
Billy Van Returns to Collingwood
Blue Bossanova
Blue Bossanova (12" Version)
Calvary
Closet Sounds
Come Down Easy
Cove
Dead Racketeers
Echo Is My Name
French Accent
The Gin Game
Gone Blond
Hollyburn
Hollyburn, part two
I'll Leave of My Heart
In the Immortal Words of You
It Felt Like a Weight
It's an Apparition
Living Room
Love Hangover
Lullaby
Masters of Karate
My First Luau
My Ligeia
Mysterious Female Bass Player
Now I Need You
The Ocean's Door
Rare Brazil
Rare Brazil (12" Version)
Sangria
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
The Sensous X
Slip Down Easy
The Tongue of the Asp
29 Distinct Damnations
White Hot Chocolate