After self-imposed exile, Art Bergmann, the anti-hero-iconoclast of Canadian music for over 40 years, comes out of the wilderness thrusting a four song ep at the world tentatively titled SLOGANS FOR THE UNDERCLASS.
To be released this fall on the label (weewerk), the new ep was recorded this April at Arch Audio in Calgary with producer Lorrie Matheson and a crew of talented players. If you think being on a dilapidated farm on the prairies of Alberta has mellowed him, you would be wrong, SFTU shows Art at his song writing best.
His first new music since the Juno winning album, “What Fresh Hell is This”, Art is still full of vitriol and contempt for the status quo and he cannot stay quiet any longer.
Just choose one or two well-worn clichés to describe the music. This is Bergmann’s “cri de coeur”, “j’accuse”, “I know”, “revolution, come, or die” or simply, his “final cliché”.
07/25-27 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival
09/06 Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom *
* with the Courtneys