Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artist: Kris Demeanor, Album: Lark, Song: This Old House

Kris Demeanor is a singer songwriter from Calgary, Alberta.  He released his debut album in 1999 and to date has 6 albums.  He is a very clever and talented lyricist that can convey humour and darkness almost effortlessly in his music.  I discovered his music when he happened to tour through Ontario one summer.  I believe I saw him playing solo at the Hillside festival in Guelph.  That is where I picked up his sophomore release, entitled, Lark.  The track, This Old House, is a song about the dark and disturbing history of an old house.  Kris is backed up by local musicians, Diane Kooch, Peter Moller and Chantal Vitalis.  The album also features musical contributions from Brock Skywalker, formerly of Captain Tractor (see blog 1/27/11).  Kris' most recent effort was released in 2009.  He has also become known for his inventive videos.  One in particular entitled, I Have Seen The Future, won the Best Animated Short Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 and was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2009.  You can check out the video for the song about a tennis match between Kris and his father while they are being accosted by three glue sniffing teens on You Tube (  You can also hear the song, This Old House, on You Tube (  Unfortunately, Kris' first two releases are very difficult to find today but his more recent releases are available on Itunes.  At the time of this blog, I couldn't find any copies of Lark available for sale online.  You can follow Kris at  Thanks for reading and enjoy!