Download — September 21st, 2009

Christopher Smith’s Keepsake

You probably know a Christopher Smith.  There are a lot of them.  There are even a lot of musicians with the name, so there’s bound to be a lot of confusion in the coming months with links to the wrong Smith site.  The Christopher Smith I’m writing you about isn’t much known outside of Vancouver.  While he can be considered a newcomer, he’s been playing galleries and bedrooms around East Vancouver for years and those who do know Christopher (this Christopher) fill up every show he plays.

This Thursday afternoon Christopher Smith and his band, The Beckon Call, will board a BC Ferries vessel and will make their way to Victoria where they’ll play their first show ever outside of their hometown.  Smith will open for Final Fantasy in the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, an 800-seat theatre and former church sanctuary.  No pressure!

While Smith’s debut album (also called The Beckon Call) isn’t due out until February, we thought we should release something to commemorate Thursday’s show.  So yesterday afternoon 4 of us, Smith included, gathered ’round to handmake 100 copies of the Keepsake EP.   This extremely short run of gocco-printed EPs will be available offstage and online through the Boompa shop. The EP will also be available digitally on November 3rd, minus the bonus cover song downloadable below.

Upcoming Shows

Sep 24: Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall w. Final Fantasy, Timber Timbre
Sep 26: Vancouver, BC – Little Mountain w. Woodpigeon, Thighs