Joel Plaskett Readies New Solo Album

Published: 2005-02-07
East Coast golden boy Joel Plaskett is leaving The Emergency behind and stepping out on his own. Yes, Plaskett has dropped his backing band for his upcoming solo release "La De Da", due out in just two short weeks. The 12-track record is being released via Maple Music Records on February 22nd.

The ex-Thrush Hermit member has been gaining popularity like nobody's business recently, opening for The Tragically Hip and selling out concerts of his own. As singer/songwriters are apt to do, Plaskett will head out on tour in support of "La De Da", although no official dates have been announced. The only confirmed shows in Plaskett's future are with Bluebird North in Montreal, and a performance at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA).

The track-listing of "La De Da" looks like this:

"Absentminded Melody"
"Happen Now"
"Lonely Love"
"Lying on a Beach"
"Television Set"
"Truth Be Told"
"Wishing Well"
"Nina and Albert"
"Natural Disaster"
"Love This Town"

Along with his performance at the ECMAs, The Joel Plaskett Emergency are up for a few awards. They're nominated for FACTOR Album Of The Year, Group Of The Year, and Rock Recording Of The Year for their 2003 effort "Truthfully, Truthfully". The winners of the 2005 EMCAs will be announced February 17th at a ceremony in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Those who don't reside on the East Coast can watch them on February 20th at 8pm on CBC.

Joel Plaskett's upcoming performances:

February 17 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Music Hall
February 20 Sydney, NS - ECMA Songwriters Circle

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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This is the best record.
If my discman was working i would walk around halifax for the next few weeks for sure with it on. but since i am so broke i'll just keep playing it in my head. especially #4 and #5 for today. My heart! IS CRASHING!

Posted by: Jenn Grant on March 02, 2005
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