February 5, 2021
Harmonize the Moon (my 5th record since changing my name to my name) becomes available on March 19 via Forward Music Group, but in the meantime please spend some time with Time to Burn and consider pre-ordering the record or pre-saving it in your streaming world.
The artwork for the single is a detail of the album cover collage by Paul Henderson.
Please enjoy this tantalizer, shot by MF and edited by Ian Roy.
November 20, 2020
I’ve been sitting on some new music for a short while, and I’m very pleased to announce that ‘Harmonize the Moon’ is coming in March through my friend and yours Forward Music Group. In fact, there is even a new song available now.
This is a collection of songs I wrote over the last few years. Once the world turned upside down, I was able to make time to document them and bring them to life. I’m immensely proud of this intimate and odd album, and I hope you will fall in love with it.
Until touring and gathering can happen again, I’ll focus my energy on ways I can deliver some live performances of this new music to you all.
January 2, 2020
Thanks for checking in and happy new year to you all.
2019 was big, both for my own songs and for productions and collaborations with others. Keep your eyes on this space for news about upcoming releases that I played on or helped bring into the world. Bell Orchestre did a small string of shows in Europe (including 2 with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre de Ridder), and I worked on the recording and mixing of upcoming releases by Camille Delean and Big Share among others.
As for new music of my own – I’ve been working on writing new songs and there will be a new record this year. That’s all I really know for now.
I can’t wait to cross your path again. Hopefully 2020 brings me to you, dear reader.
March 29, 2019
Please check out the new MF video directed and shot by Ian Roy.
This is coming to you now in conjunction with the announcement of the official April 19 European release of Natural Weather. Of course there are also tour dates. Please take a look at the list and come and hear me sing if I end up near you.
January 1, 2019
Happy 2019 to you, dear friends and listeners.
Looking back on 2018, I’m reminded of a year of amazing projects and collaborations.
– played guitar on Chris Velan‘s amazing album ‘Amateur Hour’
– European tour in June
– released ‘Natural Weather’ and played incredible shows with a sweet new band to launch it (and I’m shocked and humbled to see it on a few year end lists)
– recorded and mixed ‘Open Water,’ the upcoming release by Utrecht band The Fire Harvest (look for it in 2019)
– toured Eastern Canada opening for and singing with The Barr Brothers
– continued in depth, ongoing work on Camille Delean‘s (to be) incredible second album
– contributed to the new release and installation concerts by Thus Owls (see playlist below)
– reunited for 3 wild and vital shows with Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars
– after more than a few years, we settled on a final mix (by Jace Lacek) for the newest Bell Orchestre recording (to be made public sometime later in 2019)
– countless other concerts, sessions and happenings but this list is already long
All of this activity means the world to me. Thank you so much for your openness and curiousity and for bearing witness to it all.
Much love and see you in 2019. Lots of plans in the works.
Photo by Corey Isenor (thanks)
October 4, 2018 Respond
Natural Weather LPs have arrived and they look and sound fantastic. All the mail orders and pre-orders should be in your hands by now. It’s very thrilling to finally have this thing manifested in the physical world. Grab it from Forward Music Group.
Also in exciting news, I’ll finally be doing some full band shows to celebrate this thing. I’ve assembled an amazing crew and I can’t wait to see you. Shows in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal coming up! Check it.
May 28, 2018
I’m very happy to introduce to you my new (and 4th post-Snailhouse) full-length recording, Natural Weather. You’ve possibly heard a few and bits and pieces, but it’s finally available as of now in its entirety from Forward Music Group.
Please give Natural Weather a listen and ‘follow’ and ‘like’ wherever it feels appropriate. It’s at all the usual spots.
Listen – hyperurl.co/segipx
Order – https://www.forwardmusicgroup.com/release/fmg070-mf-natural-weather/
I’m immensely proud of this record. Much of the process was spent frighteningly alone with my thoughts, but I am extremely grateful to have had the contributions of some of the best badasses in the biz: Jeremy Gara on drums, Sarah Neufeld on violin, and Camille Delean, Mike O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins (Sin and Swoon) on backing vocals.
European tour dates were amazing (huge thanks to all involved), and stay tuned for Canadian launch dates down the line.
Your loyalty and continued curiosity mean the world to me.
Some recent praise:
“excellent” – One Chord To Another – A Finnish Pop Site
“a collection of Zen ballads that feels breezy, natural and duly wise for his age” – Exclaim!
“crafting minute observations on love, death and living” – CBC Music
“Feuerstack’s lyrical and vocal prowess that will wow even seasoned lovers of the genre.” –Canadian Beats
May 18, 2018
The release date for Natural Weather is zooming up quickly. Find info or order it from Forward Music Group.
European solo tour dates have been posted! Cannot wait to see you all.
Jon Claytor‘s gorgeous animated video for “Love is All Around” is finally here! Enjoy below, and you can get a taste of the new album, with its beautiful contributions from longtime music friends Jeremy Gara (drums), Sarah Neufeld (violin) and Camille Delean (backing vocals).
Michael Feuerstack – Love is All Around
Animated by Jon Claytor
April 10, 2018 Respond
Hi everyone… sorry for the long silence over here. I assure you, it’s only because I’ve been busy. Natural Weather, my new record is coming out on May 25 through the tireless efforts of my associates Forward Music Group.
I’ve waited a long time to share it with you. You can catch a glimpse of it by checking out the single, Nobody Knows, on Spotify or wherever you get your streams. Feel free to ‘like’ while you listen, especially of you like. But let’s be honest, it would be useful for me either way.
Or if you want some eye candy with your ear meal, check out this business:
Enjoy! And stay tuned, because there will surely be shows after we’ve all soaked up a bit more sun. I’ll be announcing some European dates for June in good time…
Otherwise I’ve been working with singer Camille Delean on capturing her songs. We are playing shows and working on a new record as well. We’ll be in Europe to play very soon.
Bell Orchestre has stuff in the works too. It’s pretty far along. You’d be surprised.
There are other projects and productions and things on simmer too, but I guess that’s enough thrill for you today.
Thanks for reading. See you soon.
September 25, 2017
Things have been busy over here, even if it looks sleepy from the outside. I’ve been playing shows all over the place with The Luyas and Camille Delean. A new Bell Orchestre record is slowly in the works as well.
And perhaps most relevant here, there is a new MF record completed and ready for release. I’ve been sitting on it for a while, but due to delays I won’t bore you with, you probably won’t hear it until 2018. I’ll keep you posted with much more info when the time is right.
I’ve been missing you all. Soon soon.