Hi everyone. We just wanted to send a quick note and a reminder that you can get all our music from our Bandcamp (even for free if you want).
We make all of our releases “Pay What You Can” - and we appreciate every dollar someone spends on our music. It’s humbling, and we take all the money and put it right back into recording new music, making physical goods, filming videos, and other cool things. But primarily, we just want people to listen to our music and connect with it. So we don’t mind if you get it for free.
We appreciate your support so much - and it’s really motivating to know that you are out there listening to our songs, and sharing with friends. That’s why we make music.
So torrent our music, stream it on YouTube, or download it from a blog - we’re cool with whatever. But if you download our music from Bandcamp, or buy a CD, just know that we appreciate it, and that your money isn’t going to a shitty record label. It’s going into something special - and something that you’re directly participating in.
Here are our official releases:
Hiding (EP) - 2012 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/hiding
Word (Single) - 2012 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/word
Rare (LP) - 2011 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/rare
So Dead (Single) - 2011 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/so-dead
Strangers Remade - 2011 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/strangers-remade
Strangers (LP) - 2010 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/strangers
Polar Bear (Single) - 2010 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/polar-bear
Slouching (LP) - 2009 - http://tearjerker.bandcamp.com/album/slouching
Thanks for riding along with us. We love you.
Micah, Trevor, Taylor.
I remember the night I heard Tearjerker’s cover of “Sometimes”. It was one of the most important moments as of recently. I was laying on a floor in the dark, at my fathers house and feeling entirely nostalgic. Playing in my ears was a random mix someone had made online, and suddenly it came on. I…
We fucking love this. A lot. xo
Tearjerker - “Another Moon”
RIYL: DIIV, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pure X
I know I just posted a track from Tearjerker’s new Hiding EP last week, but I felt like I should share another track. In the mail today, I got the cassette I ordered of the release (link = photograph) and it got me thinking a lot about music in general. The cassette came in a neat little pouch with handstamped lettering and a tiny lyric booklet that was obviously assembled by hand. In a time when you can download any album by any artist for free on a whim, it’s so important for bands who want to be successful to not only differentiate themselves from other bands, but to simply show how much care and effort they put into every aspect of their art. This is something that Tearjerker excels at. They know that people are going to download music anyway, so they make it available for free to begin with. Then, they offer these really special physical copies to whoever should want one. In 2012, this is how you get noticed without a major label to promote you.
Oh yeah, it doesn’t hurt that their songs are also really good.
“Another Moon” by Tearjerker // Hiding (2012)
For the past few years, Toronto’s Tearjerker have been consistently releasing some of the best shoegaze you’re likely to hear out of an active band. The past two years have seen them release two stellar full lengths, a batch of singles, and now an incredible new 4 track EP, titled “Hiding” (all digitally available at Bandcamp). “Another Moon” is a killer track from that new EP. Lead by an excellently loud and hypnotic guitar riff, the hazy vocal melody wraps around the warm guitars and offers up one of the bands most sweetly upbeat rhythms. It’s got an old school indie guitar rock vibe spiced up by a killer shoegaze vibe that wraps up everything in a delicious bit of honey dipped ear candy. Highest recommendation for fans of Yuck, Galaxie 500, and My Bloody Valentine.
Tearjerker - “Door”
RIYL: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Bilinda Butchers, DIIV
Tearjerker’s Rare was one of my favorite albums of 2011. It was the kind of album that revealed itself more with each listen. Other than a new version of Rare’s first single, “So Dead”, the Hiding EP is the band’s first new material since that album, and probably their strongest work so far. ”Door”, the EP’s first track, shows exactly what makes Tearjerker so special. The way this band so effectively blends elements of both acoustic music and shoegaze is impressive. There’s a perfect blend of reverb and clear instrumentation and a perfect vocal balance between a dream-pop whisper and a more accessible and clear delivery. The lyrics aren’t too complex, but Tearjerker are more concerned with the overall feeling their songs bring up, and the words complement the music perfectly in this respect. Hiding is available on Bandcamp for free, but definitely consider picking up one of the cassettes. They’re only $6 and you can tell how carefully put together they are.
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At some point, you miss everything about being a teen, even the turmoil, and the stark, ominous visuals for Toronto indie three-piece Tearjerker’s noisy, dreamy “So Dead” may have you Googling time travel devices and Facebooking old bullies at the same time.
Some nice words from cassette-rewind:
After endlessly spinning their last album Rare, I was eager to see what new things would be on the horizon for the Toronto shoegaze three piece known as Tearjerker. I’d heard on twitter that fresh music was coming and with word of the news, excitement ensued. Well today, I had a reason to celebrate and it certainly wasn’t because school was starting back, instead it was because Tearjerker dropped four new tracks in the form of an EP titled Hiding. Every song does an amazing job of capturing the beauty and pure magic of Tearjerker’s music and honestly for me to say that this is a perfect release would be a bit of an understatement. Tearjerker has always had a special way of captivating listeners and pulling them into a world that seems somewhat far from reality and with Hiding, the group proves that they’re only getting better with every release. It’s incredibly easy to get lost in the subtle moving indie grooves and the lo-fi saturated atmosphere and once it’s all over you’ll be pressing that repeat button before you know it. So stop whatever you’re doing and head over to bandcamp to grab a digital copy of Hiding for a “name your own” price or a limited edition cassette copy for $6. You’ll be glad that you did.
We still have a few Rare CDs left. Only $10, at tearjerker.bandcamp.com/merch (Taken with Instagram)
The cassette tape is limited to 50 copies, and is hand assembled by Tearjerker. It comes packaged in a hand-stamped muslin drawstring bag. Also included is a mini lyric booklet.
Getting some of today’s orders so far ready to ship!
Get yours here: tearjerker.bandcamp.com/merch
( P.S. we’re also on instagram now: @tearjerkerband )
Tearjerker - So Dead (Official video)
Directed by Fred Travert & Martin Sek
Produced by ANIMALS FRANCE
With Sirinda Bockstael, Marion Bungert, François Coissard, Aurélien Greneux, Aurélie Luziau, Guillaume Oblet, Antoine Pépin, Anne-Fleur Saconney, Martin Sek, Simon Sek, Charlotte Taisne, Guillaume Temps and Laurie Villanova
Thanks to Marion Bungert, Catheline Decout, Alban Haouaci, Adélaïde Mpundu and Antoine Pépin