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an introduction to hey rosetta! | eight must have songs in a noisetrade sampler

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The A.V. Club | “New Goodbye” by Hey Rosetta! is a perfect January song | “New Goodbye” by Hey Rosetta! is one of those perfect songs, one I can listen to over and over again on seemingly endless repeat.

From Gentlemen of the Road in Simcoe Ontario. Hey Rosetta!'s Tim Baker, Dan Mangan, and Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Oh, and Marcus Mumford.

hey rosetta! | yes! yes! yes!

hey rosetta! | yer spring, and sparklers!

On July 2nd 2013, Hey Rosetta! played the first of two shows at Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, Nova Scotia. Yes, the building is old and it doubles as a studio, performance space, kitchen, sleepover centre, bar, etc. Mixtape was on hand to take in the all-ages show. Instead of writing a boring old chunk of text, here is a list of 10 cool observations and facts about the show.

hey rosetta! | welcome (and goodbye jack layton)

hey rosetta! | german questions!

hey rosetta! | yer spring

hey rosetta! | black heart

hey rosetta! | psalm

hey rosetta! | welcome

hey rosetta! | red song

hey rosetta! | carry me home

hey rosetta! | red song

digital lounge interview with tim baker of hey rosetta! | note the segment on holing up over the winter to pull together the new album!

free download: ho! ho! ho! canada four featuring hey rosetta!, wintersleep, the barr brothers and more.

Featuring a beautiful duet between Marc Scibilia and Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), several standout tracks from Highline Records’ Festivus and songs from Sufjan Stevens, Great Lake Swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, John Roderick & Jonathan Coulton and more, this 21-song sampler is sure to give your holiday soundtrack a little something special.

Hey Rosetta! is not too cool for yule with new Christmas album | For the past seven years, Hey Rosetta!, a six-piece coed rock band led by Baker and featuring cello and violin, have been performing Christmas shows in their hometown. As a sort of gift to their fans, and an acknowledgment of their own enthusiastically pro-holiday leanings, the band is also releasing A Cup of Kindness Yet, a Christmas album that’s noticeably different from typical holiday offerings — the disc is actually good.

hey rosetta! a cup of kindness yet | told in their trademark sharp literary style and presented with the sonically thoughtful brilliance that has earned the newfoundland collective a juno nomination for their exquisitely crafted, already polaris music prize-nominated third album seeds (2011), hey rosetta! will release their holiday-themed four track ep, a cup of kindness yet in november 2012.

tim baker of hey rosetta! | bonnaroo jam in the van journal

hey rosetta! christmas ep | a cup of kindness yet