Singer/songwriter Andy Shauf’s dark, rustic stories from the Canadian prairie mix folk with sophisticated pop, reflecting his upbringing in Regina, Saskatchewan. He became thinking about music as an adolescent, teaching himself acoustic guitar, drums, piano, and some other devices he found. The tunes he published and documented in his parents’ cellar eventually culminated inside a assortment of demos known as Darker Times, which he self-released in ’09 2009. Citing affects like Wilco, Elliott Smith, and Neil Small, Shauf’s hushed, lyrical tunes have an enthusiastic focus on set up. He spent the next 2 yrs painstakingly documenting his first genuine record, Bearer of Poor Information, which he released in past due 2012. The record was critically well-received and within the coming 2 yrs he extended his touring range throughout THE UNITED STATES, eventually going to Europe aswell. In January 2015, Bearer of Poor Information was re-released with the Portland, Oregon-based label Sensitive Loving Empire. His follow-up was built in a likewise intricate way, with the original 2014 full-band periods later getting scrapped and only Shauf’s preferred approach to recording and organizing each device himself. The effect was 2016’s The Party, another literate, complete pop jewel that noticed a U.S. discharge via the ANTI- label, with Arts & Crafts managing the record in Canada.