Thursday, October 13, 2011

Le Guess Who? introduces part 11: Snailhouse

Snailhouse is the pseudonym of the Canadian indie rock artist Mike Feuerstack. Mike Feuerstack’s project Snailhouse released its first album in 1994 and is now celebrating it’s 8th release, Sentimental Gentleman. Feuerstack has been a part of such notable bands as the Wooden Stars and Belle Orchestre while collaborating with numerous other artists like Julie Doiron, Land of Talk, and many more over his musical career. Known for his sense of humour and for enjoying life, his blog is worth perusing for some laughs and insight into life as a touring musician.

On Sounthern Souls, Mike Feuerstack talks very openly about his new album and upcoming tour:

"Well the biggest difference would have to be the musicians (Mike Belyea, Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak). They are the band that played many of the shows for the last record together with me. Our rehearsals and shows went so smoothly that I wanted them to be the band on the record – in fact, I wanted to make it as though we were a band – involving them in the arrangement and producing their own performances and sounds. The other difference is that we tried to work as quickly and easily as possible. I wanted it to be fun, which for some reason is a rare experience in the recording studio. We achieved our goal!"

"Honestly, I don’t want to sound precious, but every show with the band has been a highlight. I love playing solo – I’ve done it for years, and I’ll do it for many more years, but being on tour with these amazing musicians and great people has been nothing but fun. Next I will be doing solo shows in Western Canada, then band shows in Eastern Canada in October, and then touring as a duo with drummer Mike Belyea in Europe in November."

Watch Snailhouse perform an acoustic version of Great Storytellers below. Snailhouse will be performing at Le Guess Who? at Friday November 26th. Get your tickets here.

SNAILHOUSE - Great Storytellers from Mitch Fillion ( on Vimeo.

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