Rich Aucoin has premiered his sophomore album, Ephemeral today, streaming the record in full – a week prior to its release in stores September 9, on Young Enthusiastic Americans.Produced by Rich and his drummer, Joel Waddell and mixed by some heavy-weights including Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk / Random Access Memories), this second album offers 10 energetic pop songs with gang vocal shouted choruses of size up to 20 000 people.
Ephemeral was inspired by the story of ‘The Little Prince’ (it runs in synchronization with the 1979 claymation film). This album was written to explore the same concepts and themes contained in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s densely filled children’s novella; “themes of the ephemerality of human existence, the absurdity of life, the values placed upon the pursuit of power, wealth and knowledge,” says Aucoin. Isolation and relationships are a big focus in the book and the record and the realization that our relationships are the most important part of our short existence.
Rich Aucoin will perform in the U.S., in New York, September 23 at Glasslands and September 24 in Boston at Great Scott
09/04 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto International Film Festival
09/05 – Quebec City, PQ @ Envol et Macadam
09/06 – Montreal, PQ @ OUMF Festival
09/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
09/13 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
09/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
09/17 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
09/18 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Stage
09/23 – New York, NY @ Glasslands
09/24 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/02 – Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG
10/16 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar Pub
10/17 – St. John, NB @ Pepper’s Pub
10/18 – Charlottetown, PEI @ PEI Brewing Co.
10/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion