Hey Rosetta! recorded a session for La Blogotheque in San Francisco. In the words of Art Perez at La Blogotheque:
I found myself having to give this band a chance. I needed to listen to something new. They were cunning and heart wrenching. Polite and angry. Happy and sad. Their lyrics were smart and their melodies were powerful. They weren’t just something “new” they were something “great”.
Despite having just gone through a break-up himself and spending an emotional evening drinking with the band and swapping stories which may have flowered his view you can tell these were heartfelt words. Just check the session out and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are “great”!
Since it was formed by Tim Baker after returning home to St. John’s in 2005, Hey Rosetta! has quickly grown from a travelers suitcase full of lyrics and string parts to a critically acclaimed band hailed for their intelligent songs, powerful recordings, energized and evoking live shows. The band has created a layered sound by incorporating piano, violin and cello with traditional rock instrumentation with Tim’s soaring vocals. They have toured extensively in Canada as well as in Australia, France, UK, and the US.
Hey Rosetta! won three East Coast Music Awards in 2009, as well as the CMW Indie Award for Best Album, XM’s Verge Award for Best Album, and was shortlisted for the renowned Polaris Music Prize for their album “Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood)”.
Recorded in the dead of winter in two East Coast harbour towns with producer and singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman, Into Your Lungs began with a beautiful naivety and confidence. An “off the stage” feel and vigor reminiscent of the bands powerful live performances rooted the recording sessions.
Into Your Lungs (and Around In Your Heart and On Through Your Blood) was released in June.