by Bill Pearis

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Vancouver resident Jay Arner spends much of his time behind the boards, working at Hive studios where he worked on records by Mount Eerie, Rose Melberg and others. But he makes his own music too -- literally, as he played everything on his solo debut which is out now on Mint Records. Fans of Ariel Pink, Wild Nothing, early Cass McCombs and other catchy bedroom pop artists should check this out. You can stream the whole album in this post. We're also premiering a remix of "Midnight On South Granville" which Arner did himself, which transforms the driving original into something spacier. Compare and contrast below.

Jay is currently on lengthy North American tour, that finds him in NYC this week for CMJ. Confirmed shows are an early-evening one (5 - 8:30 PM) on Thursday (10/17) at Pete's Candy Store with Torres, Spaceships, and Norwegian Arms and Friday (10/18) at Pianos for the free Planetary Group day party with TOPS, Blind Boys of Alabama, Courtney Barnett and more (RSVP).

All dates are listed, along with the remix and album streams, below...


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Jay Arner - 2013 Tour Dates
10.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Pete's Candy Store (Riot Act CMJ w/TORRES, Jay Arner, Spaceships and Norwegian Arms, 5-8:30 PM!)
10.18.13 - Manhattan, NY @ Piano's (Planetary Group Day Party)
10.21.13 - Burlington, VT @ TBA
10.22.13 - Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
10.23.13 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub (Halifax Pop Explosion)
10.25.13 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub (Mint Records Day Party)
10.27.13 - Sackville, NB @ Thunder and Lightning
10.28.13 - Portland, ME @ Flask Lounge
10.30.13 - New York, NY @ Coco 66
10.31.13 - Washington, DC @ Paperhaus
11.01.13 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA
11.02.13 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage
11.03.13 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook
11.04.13 - Athens, GA @ the Green Room
11.05.13 - Nashville, TN @ The Other Basement
11.06.13 - Memphis, TN @ TBA
11.07.13 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
11.08.13 - Dallas, TX @ Crown and Harp
11.09.13 - Austin, TX @ Museum of Human Achievement
11.10.13 - Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
11.11.13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
11.12.13 - Tuscon, AZ @ TLMS
11.13.13 - Flagstaff, AZ @ TBA
11.14.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Katzen Culture Club
11.15.13 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
11.16.13 - Arcata, CA @ Alibi
11.17.13 - Portland, OR @ Rontoms
11.18.13 - Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio