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news 25/05/2011
Snailhouse to tour Canada
Exclaim! and CBC Radio 3 Presents:
May 26 Toronto – Dakota w/ Katie Moore and Tusks
May 27 Ottawa – Maverick’s w/ Katie Moore and Sarah Hallman
May 29 Montreal – Sala Rosa w/ Katie Moore
May 31 Quebec QC – L’Agitee
June 2 St.Andrews, NB – Sunbury Shores w/ Olympic Symphonium
June 3 Parkindale, NB – Parkindale Hall w/ Olympic Symphonium
June 4 Hampton, NB – VIntage Bistro w/ Olympic Symphonium
June 9 – Moncton – Plan B w/ Shotgun Jimmie
June 10 – Fredericton – Capital w/ Shotgun Jimmie
June 11 – Halifax – Seahorse w/ Shotgun Jimmie
June 12 – Sackville – Thunder and Lightning BBQ w/ Shotgun Jimmie

20/05/2011
Press Quotes for Snailhouse's Sentimental Gentleman
There’s still plenty of tasty guitarwork throughout, but it’s largely of the laid back variety as it’s in support of his gently rootsy tunes. Thoughtful and introspective, it’s not the sort of record that attracts your attention with frantic arm waving, but an easy demeanour and welcoming smile. And while there’s plenty other shinier and more immediate roadside attractions on the musical landscape, those who take the time to investigate Snailhouse’s low-key charms will be rewarded with a thoughtful and understatedly witty collection of songs that won’t necessarily change your life, but will certainly make it more pleasant for a half hour or so, and moreso with each visit.
Chromwaves.net

At just ten songs and a slight thirty-four minutes, Sentimental Gentleman cherry picks everything that makes Snailhouse fantastic; quick wit, a traveler’s eye for human observation and efficient melodies that stick to your ribs but it’s the muscular guitar works that makes this record stand out. Even on the delightful “I Never Woke Up”, a melody that could have been written by former tour mate Davey Van Bohlen, the band gradually releases the tension of the taught hook with to blasts of noise and distortion.
Herohill

Easily destined to be one ofthe best releases of 2011. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
Baby Sue

Auf dem nun sechsten Album „Sentimental Gentleman“ singt Mike in „I Never Woke Up“: „And when you look over your shoulder / You know you'll always see me here / I'll be telling you to make a run for it, disappear / Cause I'm a lover not a fighter / Unless you mean a fighter for love / But I can only take a hit if you promise to knock me out.“ Snailhouse ist mit seinem kanadischen Folk-Rock immer da, wo sentimentale Lover ihn brauchen, seine Texte sind immer so unterhaltend, das sie wieder schmerzlich sind. Wenn der Opener den bedachten Hörer wie im Sog aus dem Nebel von Alltagslärm und hektischer Belanglosigkeit zieht und in einen schwermütigen Singer-Songwriter-Song stößt, ist Snailhouse genau da, wo wir ihn brauchen. Snailhouse macht dort weiter, wo er vor zwanzig Jahren angefangen hat, über die Jahre gewachsen und nun am rechten Platz ist. Er ist und bleibt ein Kämpfer für das Schöne und Gute. Seine Waffen sind seine Songs!
Crazewire

ist es für mich doch eines der schönsten singer-songwriteralben dieses frühsommers. sehr intim und letztlich unaufgeregt und trotzdem über weite strecken anrührend. wer die decemberists mag und wer die letzte schwache bright eyes scheibe am liebsten vergessen möchte könnte, so wie ich, hieran großen gefallen finden...
Revolver Club



24/04/2011
Snailhouse tour kicks off tonight
24.04.2011 BEL - Gent, Cafe Video
25.04.2011 FRA - Paris, L'International
27.04.2011 FRA - Lyon, Kraspek Myzik
30.04.2011 ITA - Terni, Palmetta
01.05.2011 ITA - Guastalla, Handmade Festival
02.05.2011 CZ - Czech Budweis, Velbloud Club
03.05.2011 AUT - Vienna, Arena
04.05.2011 GER - München, Glockenbackwerkstatt
05.05.2011 GER - Offenbach, Hafen 2
06.05.2011 GER - Göttingen, Pools
07.05.2011 GER - Erfurt, Franz Mehlhose
08.05.2011 GER - Berlin, NBI @ Canadian Blast
09.05.2011 GER - Magdeburg, Cafe Central
10.05.2011 GER - Hamburg, Astra Stube
18.05.2011 GER - Köln, Rubinrot
21.05.2011 GER - Leipzig, Pop Up Festival
Press Photo
Credit: Anneke Hymmen

18/04/2011
Snailhouse test pressing contest
Over the last two years several Snailhouse music videos have been shot. You can watch them on Youtube and Vimeo. To celebrate the release of the band's sixth album "Sentimental Gentleman" and the upcoming tours in Europe and Canada we're doing a little contest. You can win a "Sentimental Gentleman" test pressing, regular copies of the new album as well as free tickets for the upcoming shows simply by posting your favourite Snailhouse video on your Facebook page, website or blog and email a screenshot to contest (at) mi-amante (dot) de
Entries must be received by April 25th!

12/04/2011
Snailhouse vinyl out now!
The Sentimental Gentleman vinyl just arrived and it looks great. The record comes with a free download code. Limited red vinyl is available from us.

Continuing in a long line of swampy, Canadian acts whose thinly-veiled brand of optimism is only heard through murky guitars and earnest crooning, Snailhouse make great strides with Sentimental Gentleman. The ten emotionally-laden tracks serve to establish Snailhouse not just as a fitting and hauntingly harmonious soundtrack to your last drink of the evening, but as one of the pre-eminent straight up rock and roll acts in Canada. (Scope Mag)


08/04/2011
Snailhouse "Sentimenal Gentleman"
Snailhouse's new album, "Sentimental Gentleman" is out today! Or let's better say: it should be out today. The vinyl records are still in a warehouse somewhere near Berlin. Never trust truck drivers! However, the CD is in stock, so head over to the Mi Amante webstore and order your copy now.

The LP should arrive at the Mi Amante headquarter by Tuesday and then we'll send out all pre-orders immediately. The record is worth the wait because it comes in 180 gram heavy-weight vinyl and with a free download code. A limited edition of 100 copies on red vinyl is only available through us and the band on their upcoming European Tour.

Check out the teaser for "Sentimental Gentleman":



09/03/2011
Pre-Order Snailhouse's Sentimental Gentleman full length
Snailhouse will release a new full-length called Sentimental Gentleman in Europe this April on Mi Amante Records. April/May 2011 will see the band on the road again in support of the release.

Pre-Order CD - Pre-Order LP


 

16/10/2010
Snailhouse "Monumental Moments" CD EP - for free!
The Snailhouse "Monumental Moments" EP is now available in actually cd copy from Mi Amante Records. Best of all, it's free.

Consider "Monumental Moments" a home for loose ends by Snailhouse. Outtakes, live tracks and rarities are all collected under one roof and brought to you as a gift. In return we ask that you support the independent music you love, simply by going to the shows and buying music. Keep it alive. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!




28/05/2010
Snailhouse Live at the Dakota Tavern - "Sentimental Gentleman"

SNAILHOUSE Live at the Dakota Tavern - "Sentimental Gentleman" from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.

14/05/2010
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"Sentimental Gentleman" CD/LP (180 gram vinyl)


Snailhouse is an ongoing collection of songs by Montreal based artist Mike Feuerstack. Half singer-songwriter, half experimental guitar player - Feuerstack is in love with words and music and how they play together. Over the course of 5 albums and an EP, Snailhouse has earned a very loyal following all over the underground music world.
At once classic and inventive, the unique song-craft and sensibility listeners come to expect from Snailhouse takes genres both new and old and weaves them into something that can never be listened to the same way twice.

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snailhouse - lies on the prize
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"Monumental Moments" CD EP


Consider "Monumental Moments" a home for loose ends by Snailhouse.Outtakes, live tracks and rarities are all collected under one roof and brought to you as a gift. In return we ask that you support the independent music you love, simply by going to the shows and buying music. Keep it alive. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
 

snailhouse - lies on the prize
MP3: Dollar Signs
 
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"Lies On The Prize" CD/LP


On Lies on the Prize, Snailhouse's songs hit harder, shine fiercer, than any that came before. It's due in large part to the production by Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara. I love the affection in each track, the richness of sound, the amethysts & seashells & uppercuts they found. Snailhouse is Mike Feuerstack, who also plays in the Wooden Stars and Bell Orchestre. (Said The Gramophone)
 

mock orange - captain love
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"Captain Love" CD


Captain Love is an immediate classic. By continuing to take risks and stetch their already developed musical abilities, Mock Orange prove once again they are one of the most interesting and original bands making music today. One need look no further than the album’s cover, designed by Kathleen Lolley (My Morning Jacket's Z), to get an idea of the many treats that await inside. Captain Love was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Jeremy Ferguson (Be Your Own Pet, Josh Rouse).
 

aloha - light works
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"Light Works" Picture Disc 12"

 
This collection of seven new Aloha songs was conceived to be an end-of-the-calender-year pleasant surprise: a care package or a thank you note to fans and anyone who might be curious. But Aloha has a problem doing anything halfway, and the result is a set of Aloha’s most gorgeous, ambitious and fully-realized songs. Instead of saying thanks, Aloha is probably saying hello to a bunch of new listeners.
 
upcoming showsBjörn Kleinhenz
30.04.2011 GER - Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
01.05.2011 GER - Duesseldorf, Brause
02.05.2011 GER - Cologne, King Georg
03.05.2011 GER - Wiesbaden, Walhalla Spiegelsaal
04.05.2011 GER - Munich, Kino Maxim
05.05.2011 GER - Dresden, Thalia Kino
06.05.2011 GER - Berlin, Grüner Salon
07.05.2011 GER - Münster, AMP


Snailhouse
24.04.2011 BEL - Gent, Cafe Video
25.04.2011 FRA - Paris, L'International
27.04.2011 FRA - Lyon, Kraspek Myzik
30.04.2011 ITA - Terni, Palmetta
01.05.2011 ITA - Guastalla, Handmade Festival
02.05.2011 CZ - Czech Budweis, Velbloud Club
03.05.2011 AUT - Vienna, Arena
04.05.2011 GER - München, Glockenbackwerkstatt
05.05.2011 GER - Offenbach, Hafen 2
06.05.2011 GER - Göttingen, Pools
07.05.2011 GER - Erfurt, Franz Mehlhose
08.05.2011 GER - Berlin, NBI @ Canadian Blast
09.05.2011 GER - Magdeburg, Cafe Central
10.05.2011 GER - Hamburg, Astra Stube
18.05.2011 GER - Köln, Rubinrot
21.05.2011 GER - Leipzig, Pop Up Festival

 
magdeburg shows 09.05.2010 @ Cafe Central
Snailhouse (CAN)
 
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