Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, Laura Mina Mitic will always be the last one to tell you about herself. Instead you’ll hear about music, band mates, politics, touring and a
deep reverence for humanity and the earth. You’ll hear the same on Carmanah’s first
national release ‘Speak In Rhythms’, a modern eleven-song album that overflows with
emotion, afterhours cool, groove and tantalizing hints of gritty vintage flavours that
influence it’s modern sound.
It was during the six-week sessions that made up the bulk of the recording at Vancouver’s
Warehouse Studios that producer Gus Van Go coined the band’s sound ‘West Coast Soul’.
Having produced The Arkells, Sam Roberts, Fast Romantics, Wintersleep, Whitehorse and
more, Gus along with co-producer Werner F set about showcasing Laura’s soulful lead
vocals with a complement of strong harmonies, rich acoustic layers, multiple lead
instrumentation all powered by a deft and driving rhythm. The result is a soundtrack that
shimmers, dark and brooding at times and shining boldly in others, with lyrics that rival
many of the great songwriters of our generation.
Written by Laura Mina Mitic Arranged & Performed by Carmanah:
Laura Mina Mitic - Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Piano
Pat Ferguson - Lead Guitar, Supporting Vocals
Marek Olsen - Bass Guitar, Supporting Vocals
Special thanks to:
Ben Kelly - Drums
Liam O’Neil - Keys
Werner F - Guitar
Eli Bennett - Saxophone
Kent Wallace - Trumpet
Rod Murray - Trombone
Chelsea Kanstrup - Supporting Vocals
Claire Butterfield - Supporting Vocals
Renn Bibeau - Supporting Vocals
Produced & Mixed by Gus Van Go & Werner F
Mastered by Harry Hess
Recorded at The Warehouse Studio: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
On the unceded & ancestral lands of the Sto:lo Treaty Association, x?m??k??y??m, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw & Tsleil-Waututh people
Cover Artwork by Kim Nixon
Album Design by Caroline Mitic
More heart-filled thanks to:
The Mitics, The Olsens, The Fergusons, The McKeachies, Hayden Watson, Stephen Franke, Morgan Brooker, Nicholas Laba, Mike Baker & the many amazing folks who love & support us.
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