Stream PBS' New EP + Ottawa Revue Show + more!



MAY 11, 2017


Music Lovers,

Is anyone else working furiously just to pass these teaser weeks until we have our summer?
The prospect of jumping into a lake soon is giving me the drive to work these long days and pass the time while I can still justify spending so much time indoors. There's lots to do and lots to tell you about though, things just keep rolling along and we're busier than ever so let's get started.

We are thrilled to announce a FMG 10 year Anniversary Revue at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on October 14, featuring an intimate concert with Forward artists Michael Feuerstack, Paper Beat Scissors, Gianna Lauren, and Dan Misha Goldman. Limited tickets to this NAC Presents show are available now here.

Gianna Lauren has been tearing up the national campus-community radio charts with the new album 'Moving Parts'. Big thanks to everyone who's been playing the record. And heads up, in the near future we have special news regarding this album so stay tuned! 

We also have exclusive streams for Paper Beat Scissors' new EP and more tour dates across the country added below including expanded overseas dates for PBS, jazz festivals for Gypsophilia, and more.

See you on the road!


- Horse


Preview The Forthcoming EP 'All We Know'

We've got advance streams on both sides of the Atlantic for Paper Beat Scissors' new EP through both CBC and Germany's Visions Magazine. Here's what they had to say about the record:

"a tight, six-song collection...Crabtree’s hypnotic voice leads you through each song, mapping out what this new project has made him question over the last two years - accompanied by the word “know,” which appears in every song." - CBC MUSIC
Listen in North America via CBC Music

"dreamy vocals and spherical sounds" - VISIONS
Listen in Europe via Visions

This comes after Germany's Crazewire premiered the video for 'All It Was' earlier this month and Exclaim! premiered the beautiful cover of The Weather Station's song 'What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know' earlier this week. Listen here and read Tim's words on his discovery of the song:

"I think the first time I saw Tamara [Lindeman, of the Weather Station] perform this song was during Summer's End Festival on a tiny island in the Bay of Fundy back in 2013," he tells Exclaim! "It was pitch black that night, no ambient light coming from anywhere, and with the silence of the rapt crowd there was really nothing there but her voice and guitar. After the festival I looked up the song online, but it hadn't been released yet, so I learned how to play it watching a video some fan had uploaded of her singing the song with Ian Kehoe in a record store."

European band tour starts later this month and have been expanded, check the shows section below.




We're continuing our Revue performances into Eastern Canada this fall with a show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa mid-October. This event is part of a series of unique shows we've been presenting all year in various venues across the country celebrating our 10th anniversary.

The event will feature four acts from our roster: 
Michael Feuerstack, Gianna Lauren, Paper Beat Scissors, & Dan Misha Goldman


NAC Presents:
October 14 - Ottawa, ON: National Arts Centre Fourth Stage 
// tickets
doors 8:00pm // show 8:30pm // $22




Gianna Lauren
May 13 - Ottawa, ON: Black Squirrel Books // tickets
August 19 - North Gower, ON: Arboretum Festival // tickets

The Olympic Symphonium
May 13 - Parkindale, NB: Parkindale Hall // tickets

Paper Beat Scissors
May 20 - Ottawa, ON: The Record Centre (solo)
May 28 - Bocholt, Germany: Vogelhaus
May 29 - Hamburg, Germany: Molotow (w/ Wintersleep) // tickets/info
May 30 - Mainz, Germany: Schon Schön // fb
May 31 - Cologne, Germany: Weltempfänger // fb
June 1 - Münster, Germany: Gleis 22 (w/ Wintersleep) // tickets/info
June 2 - Wurzburg, Germany: Cairo
June 3 - Vienna, Austria: Haus Der Musik
// tickets/info
June 4 - Augsburg, Germany: Bedroom Disco // secret location, reserve tickets
June 5 - Munich, Germany: Theatron Pfingstfestival (FREE!) // info
June 7 - Regensburg, Germany: Heimat Regensburg // fb
June 8 - Prague, Czech: Potrvá // tickets/info
June 9 - Karlsruhe, Germany: Substage // tickets/info // fb
June 10 - Orbe, Switzerland: Hessel // tickets/info
June 11 - Allschwill, Switzerland: Out in the Green Festival // tickets/info
June 12 - Paris, France: Le Pop In (solo)
June 30 - London, UK: Campfire Sessions (solo)

Jay Crocker (JOYFULTALK) BIBELOT sound installation exhibit
May 24 - June 03 - Halifax, NS: Anna Leonowens Gallery
Opening receptions on May 24/25 (6pm), activation/improvisation on May 28th (1pm)

Dan Misha Goldman
June 02 - Toronto, ON: The Burdock // tickets

June 23 - Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Jazz Festival
// tickets
June 30 - Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Jazz Festival // tickets

Paper Beat Scissors - All We Know
pre-order CD Package // Digital
available in Canada May 19 // available in Europe June 2

There's more Forward merch - LPs/CDs/ - in our mail-order shop. Buying online will get you a package of music, complete with horse stamps, a sticker, and a catalogue, mailed to your door directly from us and will help support independent Canadian artists. 

FREE DOWNLOADS - Download our 2015 Sampler and a few others, all for FREE.


Gianna Lauren - M o v i n g  P a r t s
 CD Package // Digital

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