Jay Arner has been popping up on my radar recently. You know what I mean, right? One of the first times was over at Weird Canada, where Jesse featured the Vancouver artist last week. And then he started getting airplay on CBC Radio 3 (which fortunately I now get thanks to XM Canada picking up the channel). And then as I was going through the Sled Island schedule on the weekend, POOF, there he is again, playing the Palomino on the Friday at 1pm.
Jay is currently signed to one of my favorite Cancon labels, Mint, who will be releasing his eponymous debut on June 25th (of course there’s a release party; see below for all scheduled dates). The indie popster released the video for “Midnight On South Granville” last week as well, a summer slamming hoopla of a song if I ever heard one. Warning: felines. Stream it above.