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Bahamas – Live To Tape, Volume 1

Just ahead of his Sad and Solo Tour, Afie Jurvanen, aka Bahamas, will be releasing select highlights from his celebrated Live To Tape collaboration series in the form of digital EPs, singles and a special vinyl edition.

The first digital EP, highlighting the Nashville sessions, is titled Live To Tape, Volume I and will be released on October 8th. Volume I features performances with Grammy Award winners The 400 Unit and other performances with the Secret Sisters backed by legendary Nashville musicians Gene Chrisman (Elvis, Willie Nelson), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson) and Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves, Glen Campbell). The EP was produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Jack Johnson, The Weather Station) in fully immersive 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos (where available) and is mixed so that the listener will be in the center of the band, with all band members in a circle surrounding them. The first song from the EP, “I Got You Babe” (with The 400 Unit) is now available across streaming platforms. Listen to the audio/watch the video HERE. See the upcoming release schedule below.

Created during the height of the pandemic, Live To Tape captures Bahamas performing in studio from Halifax, Nova Scotia with acclaimed artists performing with Bahamas remotely from Nashville, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Perth, Toronto and other locations. Other artists performing with Bahamas include Lucius, Australia’s Teskey Brothers, Madison Cunningham, Greensky Bluegrass, members of Dawes along with revered session musicians such as Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Gus Seyffert (Beck, Adele), Joey Waronker (REM, Atoms for Peace), Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan), Russ Kunkel (Joni Mitchell, John Lennon) and many more. Live to Tape has been featured on CBS Saturday Morning, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rolling Stone and many other places.

The Globe and Mail have called Bahamas an “unassuming giant” of Canadian music, averaging over 3.5 million regular monthly listens on Spotify, with more than half a billion streams to date. His most recent release, Sad Hunk is on pace to be his fifth consecutive album to receive more than 100 million+ streams. 

Sad Hunk received critical acclaim and won the 2021 JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. While nominated for Best Engineered Album—Non-Classical at the 2019 Grammy Awards, his previous album Earthtones won Adult Alternative Album Of The Year and Video of the Year (“Depression,” directed by Ali Eisner) at the 2019 JUNO Awards. A seven-time JUNO nominee, Jurvanen also received this accolade for Bahamas Is Afie in 2015, when he was also named Songwriter Of The Year.

Catch Bahamas on an intimate solo tour this fall and winter in the United States. Click HERE for a full list of tour dates.

Songs from scratch ep cover graphic from Kirsten Mikkelson, RCA Records for use by 360 magazine

KEEP COOL × YOURS TRULY × ADIDAS ORIGINALS – SONGS FROM SCRATCH

In 2019, Keep Cool partnered with creative agency Yours Truly and adidas Originals to bring 80+ vocalists, instrumentalists, producers, songwriters, and the one and only Babyface to a historic mansion in Los Angeles to write, record and build together. After a full week of sessions and 120 songs recorded, Keep Cool/RCA Records is gearing up to release the compilation EP, Songs From Scratch: Volume 1, on June 24th.

“Glory” feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette, Gwen Bunn is the first offering from the upcoming compilation EP. Listen here.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 is a continuation of the adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s long-running Songs from Scratch series that has produced songs from Chance the Rapper, Kelela, Brent Faiyaz, Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Mura Masa, Danny Brown, and more.

Songs from Scratch curator, Will Abramson says: “Songs from Scratch Vol. 1, is a natural extension of our ambition to put artists into positions where they can make things that surprise them, and us. For 9 years we’ve curated smaller 1:1 pairings but we always wondered: what would happen if we put a whole bunch of artists and producers in one place, took really good care of them and let them run free? We’re grateful to Keep Cool and adidas Originals for helping make that dream a reality.”

Keep Cool co-founder and EVP of A&R at RCA Records, Tunji Balogun says: “We started Keep Cool with the goal of bringing people together in the name of creativity, inclusivity and great art. Partnering with adidas on Creator Camp was a magical opportunity to connect artists from all walks of life in an unfiltered, authentic environment that exemplified the power of music in creating bonds and bringing creatives together.”

The official camp documentary, produced by Yours Truly, is a kaleidoscopic vision of camp, featuring appearances from Babyface, Smino, Ant Clemons, Victoria Monet, Jozzy, Dijon, Umi, Ruel, D’Mile, Xavier Omär, and more. Watch here.

Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 Track List

1 “Glory” feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette & Gwen Bunn

2 “Red Velvet Cake” feat. ICECOLDBISHOP, Shy Girls, VanJess, Jesse Boykins III, Tess Henley

3 “Warzone” feat. BiBi Bourelly

4 “Call It A Fix (So High)” feat. VanJess

5 “Thirsty” feat. Mez, ICECOLDBISHOP, Tone Stith, Kennedi

6 “Come Find Me (Mountains)” feat. Charlotte Day Wilson

About Keep Cool

Keep Cool, a Los Angeles-based record label is a creative safe haven for artists and creatives alike, run by a team of multi-talented people from broad walks of life. Founded in 2018 through a joint venture with RCA Records, Keep Cool grew from daydreams and sleepless nights, tireless work and friendships forged in the trenches of time and taste. They came together to build a new label, the dream of kids who listened to too much music, watched too many movies, read too many books, and believed in a world so much bigger than themselves.

About Yours Truly

Yours Truly Creative is a design and story studio based in Los Angeles. We tell stories and design communications for bands and brands we love.

About adidas Originals

Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.