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DANA GAVANSKI SHARES NEW VIDEO FILMED IN MONTREAL’S METRO UNDERGROUND

DEBUT LP YESTERDAY IS GONE OUT MARCH 27 VIA FLEMISH EYE

PRE-ORDER YESTERDAY IS GONE HERE

UK TOUR DATES WITH DAMIEN JURADO BEGIN FEB 19

Serbian-Canadian musician Dana Gavanski will release her debut album, Yesterday Is Gone, on March 27 via Flemish Eye Records. Today, she shares the album’s title track “Yesterday Is Gone”, accompanied by a bright and playful video directed by Nina Vroemen in Montreal’s vibrant Metro underground.

The song “Yesterday Is Gone” is “more of a straight pop song than the others on the album,” says Gavanski. “It’s about the intractability and muddiness of time passing. At the time I wrote the song, I was super into 60s pop music and the idea of what makes a classic song classic. I was toying between being more obvious in my lyrics and progressions while still tending to feelings hard to describe.”

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Set in Montreal’s iconic Metro, with its colourful, modernist 1967 architecture, Dana Gavinski’s song “Yesterday is Gone” became an ode to the passage of time in this underground world. In the Metro time and space are distorted; a constant state of arrivals and departures signalling a state of nostalgia and longing — married here with the playful, halting 7/4 meter of the song.

By turns break-up album, project of curiosity, and, as Dana puts it, “a reckoning with myself,” Yesterday Is Gone is an album of longing and devotion to longing, and of the uncertainty that arises from learning about oneself, of pushing boundaries, falling hard, and getting back up.  Moments of beguilement splinter a backdrop of tenderly picked guitar, bass, synth, and poppier elements, which commune to produce her own kind of wall of sound. Each component is meticulously placed, yielding a deeply sincere response to the chaos of human emotion.

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Yesterday Is Gone was co-produced between Dana, Toronto-based musician Sam Gleason, and Mike Lindsay (Tunng and LUMP). While Sam helped Dana bring out the tunes, Mike’s input marked the beginning of developing Dana’s sound. The two kept stripped it down to the essentials, keeping things bare and letting the songs speak for themselves. The album shapeshifted as it passed through the hands of Dana, Sam, and Mike, taking on different tastes, feelings, and visions. When Dana performed the songs with a band, they found a new form again. She was intrigued by performers like David Bowie and Aldous Harding, who inhabit different personalities on stage, physically tuning themselves to their music.

“Often we have to go a little far in one direction to learn something about ourselves,” Dana says. The months of solitary writing and self-doubt testify to this, but they’ve led to Yesterday Is Gone: an optimistic, steely-eyed gaze into the future.

YESTERDAY IS GONE TRACKLIST

1 One By One
2 Catch
3 What We Had
4 Good Instead of Bad
5 Trouble
6 Yesterday Is Gone
7 Small Favours
8 Everything That Bleeds
9 Other Than
10 Memories of Winter

TOUR DATES

02.22 – UK – Birmingham, St Paul’s Church ^

02.23 – UK – Bristol, St George’s ^

02.25 – UK – Leeds, City Varieties ^

02.26 – UK – Glasgow, Oran Mor ^

02.27 – UK – Belfast, Ulster Sports Club ^

02.28 – IE  – Dublin, Liberty Hall ^

03.01 – UK – Folkestone, Quarterhouse ^

03.27 – UK – Brighton, Resident (in-store)

03.29 – UK – Nottingham, Rough Trade (in-store)

04.13 – UK  – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

04.14 – UK  – Bristol, Louisiana

04.15 – UK – London, Lexington

04.17 – BE – Brussels, Botanique

04.18 – NL – Rotterdam, Motel Mozaique

04.19 – LUX – Luxembourg, Rotonde

04.22 – FR – Paris, Pop Up Du Label

09.06 – UK – End of the Road festival

^ – supporting Damien Jurado