Hey Rosetta performs ‘Yer Spring’ – SAVE Rock Music

by SAVEROCKMusic.com on March 26, 2011

Hey Rosetta! is a six-piece Canadian indie rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Known for its energized live shows, the band creates a massive, layered sound by incorporating piano, violin and cello into the traditional four-piece garage rock sound.

Their influences include The Beatles and Jeff Buckley, while also incorporating the layered production of contemporary indie bands such as Arcade Fire and Hope of the States.

The band earned acclaim at the 2006 MusicNL awards, taking home the awards for Group of the Year, Pop/Rock Group of the Year, CBC Galaxie Rising Star of the Year, and Album of the Year for their debut album Plan Your Escape. In 2007, they were nominated for Newcap Rock Recording of the Year at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards for Plan Your Escape. They completed an Ontario-East tour to promote the debut album. In September 2007, the band’s track “Lions for Scottie”, from Plan Your Escape, was featured as iTunes’ single of the week.

Their second album, Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood), was released on June 3, 2008, produced by Hawksley Workman. The first single was “There’s an Arc”. The songs “Psalm” and “We Made a Pact” are featured on the Canadian television series Flashpoint, in episodes four and seven, respectively.

Into Your Lungs… was named Album of the Year at the inaugural Verge Music Awards, held by XM Satellite Radio’s The Verge, on September 24, 2008. The award, which came with a $25,000 prize, was chosen by fans via online vote. The band was also a finalist for the Artist of the Year prize, but that award was won by The Weakerthans.

Hey Rosetta! was nominated for four East Coast Music Awards in 2009 and took home three awards including Group Recording of the Year, Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year, all for Into Your Lungs. Tim Baker was also nominated for songwriter of the year, but the award was won by Gordie Sampson (with J. Smith & JT Harding).

In 2009 Hey Rosetta! was featured in the CBC television movie Diverted, where they performed their song “I’ve Been Asleep for a Long, Long Time” from Into Your Lungs. In November 2009, they recorded a new song, “Old Crow Black Night Stand Still”, for CBC Radio 2’s Great Canadian Song Quest.

The band gained attention after the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games when their song “Red Heart” was featured in Stephen Brunt’s stirring Olympic Montage video celebrating Canada’s surging pride across the nation.

After three and a half years, their third album, Seeds, produced by Tony Doogan, was released February 15, 2011.

Source; Wikipedia

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