Gotta Get Up

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    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

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    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    A great value including both "Canary in a Coal Mine" and "I Go Where You Go" together in one sweet bundle!

    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A great value including both "Canary in a Coal Mine" and "I Go Where You Go" together in one sweet bundle!

    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    With Tomato/Tomato's new release "Canary in a Coal Mine" and their Christmas album "Pinecones and Cinnamon" you'll be covered all year!

    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    A great value including all of Tomato/Tomato's music. Canary in a Coal Mine, I Go Where You Go, Pinecones and Cinnamon and So it Goes all in one awesome bundle! Only 50 available.

    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Perfect for vinyl collectors, this bundle includes Canary in a Coal Mine, I Go Where You Go and So It Goes.

    As anyone who’s tried to grow tomatoes knows, sometimes it takes a few attempts to achieve the perfect flavour. On their new album Canary In A Coal Mine, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit Tomato Tomato—led by Lisa and John McLaggan—have done just that, reaping the benefits of the seeds planted on their previous three releases.

    Although those records established Tomato Tomato (pronounce it however you choose!) as an award-winning songwriting partnership with a high-energy take on traditional sounds, they have truly progressed to the next level with Canary In A Coal Mine, made at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

    The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. However, with Canary In A Coal Mine, folkies are now going to have to share Tomato Tomato with the rest of the music world.

    Crackling spontaneity is certainly evident on the album’s opener and first single “Take It On The Road,” as well as the stomping title track and “You Don’t Know Anything,” both instant roadhouse classics. The album’s quieter moments are just as powerful, with “Kite Song” and “Nothing Left” bringing the duo’s intimate connection to the fore. And for the musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a live video that has since garnered 25,000 YouTube views.

    Canary In A Coal Mine is an important milestone on the McLaggans’ journey, and a reminder that growing things organically—especially when it comes to tomatoes—is still the best approach.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Canary in a Coal Mine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Gotta Get Up

Four hundred fifty miles of hard Nebraska dirt
Where the earth and sky embrace and the clouds do all the work.
I'm running to the mountains, gonna hide out in the hills.
I'm sick of politicians and the walls their lies have built.

I miss those Sunday mornings of my early childhood.
Where we learned to love each other and charity was good.
Now they're preaching fear and hate, 'cause love won't fill the seats.
So I'm looking for salvation above ten thousand feet.

Gotta get up - above the crowd.
It's wild and it's savage, I'm not taking any chances.
Gotta get up - before I drown.
Gotta get up 'cause I feel it coming down.

It feels like there's a reckoning brewing in the clouds.
If forty days of rain should come, we'll all need higher ground.
Don't look for me in Kansas, don't look in Tennessee.
I'll be in the Rocky Mountains, praying on my knees.

Gotta get up - above the crowd.
It's wild and it's savage, I'm not taking any chances.
Gotta get up - before I drown.
Gotta get up 'cause I feel it coming down.

I was naive to think that bigotry was frozen in the past.
A display in some museum, safe behind the glass.
But it's alive and it is strong, and it's marching in the streets.
How can we tell our children, now it's theirs....now it's theirs to defeat?

Gotta get up - above the crowd.
It's wild and it's savage, I'm not taking any chances.
Gotta get up - before I drown.
Gotta get up 'cause I feel it coming down.

Gotta get up - above the crowd.
It's wild and it's savage, I'm not taking any chances.
Gotta get up - before I drown.
Gotta get up 'cause I feel it coming down.

credits

from Canary in a Coal Mine, released March 1, 2019
John McLaggan- Vocals, Guitar
Lisa McLaggan- Vocals, Percussion
Jon Estes- Bass, Piano, Organ
Jeremy Fetzer- Guitars
Jon Radford- Drums
Spencer Cullum- Lap Steel
Kris Karlsson- Banjo

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