Two Pools house concerts

Two Pools House Concerts offers a space for friends and neighbors to gather and enjoy acoustic music. All support goes to the artists. Mostly folk music.

West My Friend November 09, 2019

West My Friend
Saturday November 9, 7:30 pm (Potluck before at 6pm)
Suggested Donation $15-$20 (all funds go to the artists)

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Two Pools is thrilled to welcome back the awesome Victoria indie-folk trio West My Friend for a re-re-repeat performance!

We dig these amazing folks and musicians so much! This tour they’re celebrating their 10th birthday as a band, having played more than 650 shows around the world. They will have tons of new material, having just released their fourth album “In Constellation”, which was recorded with a 53-piece symphony orchestra!

In the modern musical landscape, it’s rare to hear something as put-together as three-piece Cascadian folk outfit West My Friend - something so layered, deeply symphonic, baroque, and mysterious in its own winking way while still courting an edge of disaster. Simple is safe, but complex is fiery, intricate, and ultimately more rewarding.

Steeped in the visual styles of western Canada, West My Friend are veterans of the Victoria music scene. After 10 years as a band, they’re gearing up to release their fourth album, In Constellation, in September. On this, their latest effort, West My Friend continues to refine the art of creating achingly poignant folk music, only this time, they’re backed by a full symphony orchestra, heavily layered while remaining lighthearted. Intricate yet accessible. Melancholic yet optimistic.

Mingling grassroots guitar, mandolin, accordion, orchestral instruments, and interweaving harmonies, In Constellation (produced by Joby Baker, co-produced and arranged by Adrian Dolan) features longtime members Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, and Jeff Poynter conceiving a new box, then thinking outside of it. Punctuated by musings on anxiety and belonging, song structures vary and dynamics change from moment to moment, painting powerful lyrical portraits over backgrounds of violins and trumpets that swell, collapse, and tumble between bold harmonies. With over 650 performances and several tours under their collective belt, West My Friend is bringing forth a new sound you’ve never known you’ve wanted and new meaning to the things you’ve never known you needed.

Video: West My Friend - Build a Bed (Trio Version)