video: Tess Roby – Given Signs
In advance of her fall European tour with Men I Trust, Montreal's Tess Roby shares the video for the dreamy opening track from her beautiful debut LP Beacon, one of our favorite records of 2018. Directed by Tess Roby & Hugo Bernier. Beacon is out now on Italians Do It Better...
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: photography
I will leave you with some of my favourite photographs I’ve taken. I’m currently preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition, LIKE WATER, A WINDOW, in Toronto as part of Contact Photography Festival. Runs April 28 - June 17th, more info here! -- Tess Roby
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Eliot Roby
Eliot Roby is my brother, who wrote and recorded all of the guitar arrangements on Beacon. Often people ask me how it is to work with a sibling, and the answer is that it is both wonderful and difficult. It is an amazing thing to watch someone grow through music, and having the same musical history makes it very intuitive to work together...
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Martha & the Muffins
Martha & The Muffins are a Toronto band who rose to fame in the 1980s, with their hit single ‘Echo Beach’. Their daughter went to the same elementary school as me, and our parents became friends through picking us up in the playground every day...
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: N10.AS
N10.AS (pronounced ‘antennas’) is Montreal’s online community radio station. I host a monthly programme on the station called ‘Distant Rhythms’ which explores a variety of music from around the world, with a focus on overlooked records from the 80s and 90s...
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: songs that somehow change your life
Everyone has these ones– songs that hold a very important memory, or carry you through an important time in your life. Here are some of mine. -- Tess Roby
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Beacon mixing references playlist
While mixing the record, Peter and I came up with a list of mixing references and sonic influences. Enjoy ~ Tess Roby
Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: The Bottle Garden Studio
Beacon was recorded and mixed at The Bottle Garden studio in Montreal during the winter of 2016. The Bottle Garden is a gem of a studio, a shrine to analogue tape and equipment hiding just below the noses of passersby on a busy street in the Mile End...