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Andy Shauf Signs With Anti
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Andy Shauf Signs With Anti

ANTI- is excited to announce the signing of a talented young singer-songwriter named Andy Shauf.

A self-produced multi-instrumentalist, Shauf captivated listeners and press with the affecting songs from his album The Bearer of Bad News, recorded in the basement of a home in Regina in the vast Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Exclaim writes, “Shauf is a more mature songwriter than his age suggests, effortlessly creating an atmosphere of pensive gloom that somehow also beautifully delicate and spacious,”while Big Takeover offers, “I actually find the way Shauf creates characters and environments to be a lot similar to someone like Bob Dylan.”

Shauf’s songs possess a sound that is both familiar - many reviews reference Elliott Smith - and yet there is also something new there, in the words and the unique instrumentation. While there are guitars, bass and drums, there is also a clarinet utilized in a way you have doubtfully heard before. “It just has a unique tone or voice to it that nothing else really has,” Shauf says of the instrument.

Fans of Shauf will hear a noticeable shift in sound on new single “Jenny Come Home,”a jangly, upbeat track unlike anything he’s delivered to date. Shauf delivers a narrative from the perspective of a man who is cheating on his partner and gets caught, masked in luscious production and clarinets recorded by Shauf in Regina’s Studio One and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Kurt Vile, Beck, The Vines). The sound is a lilting and entirely captivating pop that manages to simultaneously convey a yearning and unfolding heartache. Listen to “Jenny Come Home":

When asked about signing to ANTI-, Shauf states:.“It’s great to be in the company of artists that I really respect. It seems like a label that allows its artists the freedom to do what they want, and accepts people who are doing interesting things…I’m excited!”

Shauf plays Iceland Airwaves next month, and continues his support run in the U.S. with Low:

October 23 ¬ Halifax, NS ¬ Halifax Pop Explosion
October 27 ¬ Montreal, QC ¬ Bar Le Ritz
October 28 ¬ Toronto, ON ¬ Adelaide Hall
October 29 ¬ St. Catharines, ON ¬ Detour Music Hall
November 7 ¬ Reykjavik, IS ¬ Iceland Airwaves Festival
November 11 ¬ Minneapolis, MN ¬ First Ave *
November 12 ¬ Omaha, NE ¬ Reverb Lounge *
November 13 ¬ Denver, CO ¬ Larimer Lounge *
November 14 ¬ Salt Lake City, UT ¬ The Complex *
November 16 ¬ Los Angeles, CA ¬ Troubadour *
November 18 ¬ San Francisco, CA ¬ Great American Music Hall *
November 20 ¬ Portland, OR ¬ Doug Fir *
November 21 ¬ Seattle, WA ¬ Crocodile *
* with Low

Critical Acclaim for Andy Shauf:

"He wrote and recorded it in his parents' basement, and he came up with what I think will definitely be a top-10 record for me this year." - Robin Hilton, NPR Music

"Andy Shauf is really cute, but that's not what makes him such a captivating performer. The Regina, SK singer-songwriter is blunt and sharp, and his latest record contains the perfect balance of artistic uncertainty and absolute spirituality. Think of him as Canada's modern answer to Nick Drake." - Marah Eakin, The AV Club

“One of the most outstanding talents we’ve heard in quite some time.” - Paul Bridgewater, The Line Of Best Fit

"Andy's Shauf's acoustic songs made me think of the late Elliott Smith's beautiful music in that they sound intricate and ghostly." - Huw Stephens, NME / BBC1 Radio Host

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