Dana Gavanski - Catch (Flemish Eye Records): This Vancouver-born singer/songwriter, a new name to us, has just announced a signing with Calgary’s Flemish Eye Records. She has been working with Toronto-based musician Sam Gleason and UK-based producer/ musician Mike Lindsay (Tunng, LUMP) on her debut full-length album which is expected this year.
Gavanski has released a new single, Catch, one she describes in a label press release as "a conversation with the gods of creativity, an attestation to the daily struggle to be inspired and how not to lose direction."
She sweetly and gently tells her tale atop an initially minimal production that gradually swells in scope. The track is subtly ingratiating, though the somewhat disturbing video detracts from rather than bolstering it. Another track, One By One, confirms this is an artist to watch carefully.
Gavanski plays URSA in Montreal on January 10, alongside Yves Jarvis and Luka Kuplowsky. She then tours the UK and Europe supporting Damien Jurado, starting with a Feb. 19 show in Nijmegen, NL.