Fort York grew out of a handful of fortunate circumstances. There was a house on Brunswick street in Toronto with a small lamp-lit basement filled with old sleeping bags and bike parts. We cleaned it up and made it into a cozy practice space. The house had a back deck on the 3rd floor too, with an ample supply of exposed nails and rotting wood. That’s where we were able to write a lot of the songs on this album.
There was also a spontaneous purchase made one day, following a chat in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Then we had a banjo, which shed a different colour of light on the song-writing process.
But aside from these material things, there was a certain type of energy at work during the few months we worked on this music, and it’s that energy that we have to give most of the credit to.
Thank you to Warren Hutton, Jake Lacina, Simon Harris, Don Hutton, Rob Sills, Not My Dog, Sal Patel, Peter Hamilton, Ben Somer, Pete Smaluck, and all our friends and families.
released November 25, 2011
Conor Lavelle – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Banjo
Kyle Fulton – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Lefebvre – Percussion
Nick Kewin – Bass
Rory Lavelle - Vocals
Produced by Warren Hutton
Engineered by Warren Hutton, Jake Lacina and Simon Harris
Mixed by Peter Hamilton at One Fell Swoop Studios
Mastered by Ben Somer at Lacquer Channel Mastering
Photography by Don Hutton
Layout by Sal Patel and Kyle Fulton
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