PRE-ORDER The Beauty Beyond

November 20, 2013 / News /

I’m excited about releasing my latest album The Beauty Beyond on VINYL!  That’s right!  Good ol’ fashioned wax.  It sounds very warm and cozy.  You’ll want to pour yourself a glass of fine Canadian Whiskey, call your cat over to sit on your lap, turn the lights down low, get your tobacco pipe out and ready, and have a good listen!

It’s not just the music that will warm you up, but the original art by Stephen Remus.  Each cover will be silk screened by hand, and numbered.  We’ll be including download cards and liner notes as well.  This is going to be a work of art.  All for just $20!

BUT LISTEN, I’m only pressing 100 of them.  Yes, only 100 will be available for sale.  So, you’ll need to PRE-ORDER the vinyl if you want one.  The CD is also available for pre-order at a discounted price of $10.  After the Dec 14th, the price will go up to $15.


Get your hands on it soon!  I’m anticipating them all to disappear pretty quickly.  Depending on the option you choose, your order will be available for pick-up at either of my album release shows on Saturday December 14 2013 (NAC or The Merchant Ale House), or mailed out to you on Monday December 16 2013.

Oh, and feel free to take a gander at my other albums available in the SHOP.  Downloadable versions have just been added!  Thanks.

Rock / Mountain Song & Video Released

November 20, 2013 / News /

Well, it’s been a while in the making, but I’m proud to release not only the first “single” from my new album The Beauty Beyond, but also a video to go along with it!

The song generally takes a 1st person account of watching someone you respect and love go through a tough time, or not reach their fullest potential.  It’s hard to watch sometimes.  I composed the music for it a few years ago here in St. Catharines, and wrote the lyrics in Stratford Ontario while staying at a little artist gallery get-away (I wrote lyrics for a few other songs on this album there).  Dave Clark (drums, co-producer) and I then shaped it into what you hear, with the help of Jason Kenemy (piano), Dr. Pee (electric piano), Laurel Minnes (voice) and Whitney Peterson (voice).

The video was filmed in Short Hills Provincial Park, just outside of St. Catharines.  I think technically it’s in Thorold (GO THOROLD!).  It’s a beautiful nature reserve, full of deer and all kinds of birds (both year-round and migrating).  Lot’s of open space.  Laurel Minnes and Whitney Peterson are featured in it, and also helped with some filming and direction.  The idea with the video was to start off on the darker side of things (grey clouds, dark textures), and then move towards a blue sky and happier tones.  Optimistic.  I wanted it to resemble something abstract, representing our many layers of identity.


New Website!

November 15, 2013 / News /

OK!  It’s been a while, but I finally re-vamped my website.  Take a gander!  Let me know what you think!

Some new things to look for:

  • This Blog!  I hope to be posting news, photos, tour info, music and videos here.  So be sure to keep a close eye on this section.
  • A Store!  I’d like to sell as much as I can through my own store.  I’m ok with selling my albums through iTunes and other middle-men/women, but you all would be supporting me more if you purchased directly through me (minimal fees on my end).  So take a peek!
  • A more up-to-date SHOWS section.  I’ll try and keep it as much up-to-date as possible.

I hope you all enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by.

© Joe Lapinski