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Mike Edel explores life changes on new CD

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It has been a few years since indie rock/folk musician Mike Edel visited Lethbridge. In the pastMike Edel makes a long awaited return to Lethbridge next week. Photo by Richard Amery couple years, the Alberta born Edel, moved from his adopted home of Victoria, got married and moved to Seattle  and released a new CD “ Thresholds,” about all of those experiences.

He brings his band to the Slice, Tuesday, May 21.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Lethbridge,” he said.
“It’s about transitions and changes in life. I recorded it with Chris Walla who was in Death Cab for Cutie,” he enthused.

“We‘re good friends now we’re going to visit him when we‘re in L.A.. I’m grateful he decided to work with me,” he said.

“I spent a year obsessing over this CD, so I’m glad it’s finally out. And It was just so cool to be in the same room as Chris, who obsesses over music just as much as I do. There are so many textures I got to experiment with these songs,” he said, adding he has already received  lot of support from CBC and Sirius XM radio.


“ This CD is all about the transitions and changes in life. I got married, turned 30, moved to Seattle. So much has happened,” he said.
“ I’m very pleased with this record. I’m pleased with the songs and how well they work together. I’m really pumped to play it,” he said.


 He will be joined by band mates Jeremy Buller and Jesse Boland.

 “We have a really great sound together. We’re a three piece but we have a really big sound. I play through two amps ,” he said.
 He has released three videos for the CD including “31”,“Finish Line” and “Go With You,” which features his dad.

“ He’s a retired farmer from Liinden. So when I went home to visit, I filmed us just hanging out together. He didn’t know we were making a video. But it’s about the importance of spending time with family,” he said, adding he has been neglecting Alberta on his tours, so he’s excited to return home, where he has a lot of family.
“ I have like nine nieces and nephews there now,” he said.

 The trio will be touring the west coast of the United States after they play Lethbridge.
“I’m looking forward to being back there. I’m looking forward to seeing Leeroy Stagger (who he went through the PEAK program with) and Shaela Miller,” he said.
 Mike Edel plays the Slice, Tuesday, may 21 at 9 p.m.  Tyson Ray Borboom opens the show. Admission is $10.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:09 )  
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