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6.19.2017: Summer of Love 1967 Tribute Series

1967 Series

In 1967, the "Summer of Love" became a springboard of cultural revolution, spawning some of the most influential music in history. To mark its 50th anniversary, in a time needing a rekindling of the activist spirit of the late '60s, various musicians in Toronto bands (including members of Paint) are coming together to pay tribute to the masters that came before them, at C'est What?, fittingly located at 67 Front St. E.

The following shows will happen over the course of the summer:

June 23: The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
July 14: The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour
August 11: The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold As Love
September 8: The Doors: The Doors (Self-Titled) and Strange Days

Each night will also feature extended sets of songs inspired by and relative to the main attractions. Click the titles above to RSVP and get more info.

3.14.2017: "A Stitch in Time": fourth single off (disPLAY)

"A Stitch in Time," conceived in a dream and one of the band's most hooky tunes, is the fourth single from (disPLAY), the new album and concert film.

(disPLAY) is available now in physical and digital formats InDemand on IndieGogo, iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, VHX and in the Paint Store (other listing available there as well).

3.6.2017: Panel on Diversity in Music

Off Stage

There will be a panel discussion for the Bell FibeTV program Offstage with Ward Anderson, examining diversity in music, including Paint's Robb Johannes, on Monday, March 6, 7:00pm, at Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum (#250-585 Dundas St. E. in Toronto). Feel free to attend!

3.3.2017: Radiohead OK Computer Tribute Montage

On February 24, "OK Fred," a Toronto indie supergroup, formed to pay tribute to Radiohead's masterpiece OK Computer for the 20th anniversary of 1997. Paint's Robb Johannes was on vocals. Check out the video montage above!

1.17.2017: "It's Over (and Over)": third single off (disPLAY)

"It's Over (and Over)" is the third single from (disPLAY), our brand new album and concert film.

(disPLAY) is available now in physical and digital formats InDemand on IndieGogo, iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, VHX and in the Paint Store (other listing available there as well).

1.11.2017: 94.9 Features Coming NEXT WEEK

Listen to 94.9 The Rock (online worldwide) EVERY NIGHT at 8pm ET NEXT WEEK to hear Paint featured on Generation Next.

1.10.2017: Adelaide Hall Review

Adelaide Hall

On Paint's Toronto stop on the release tour for (disPLAY), Joe Mac notes:

With the massive scale of U2 in mind... Paint have made their mark with a larger than life, be-your-own-hero mentality that is reflected in the lyrics and live sound that has rumbling undertones of classic Manchester from yesteryear.

Read the full review on the Press page, or at Midnight Matinee.

12.19.2016: Music Life Magazine Feature

Music Life Magazine

We caught up with the award-winning Jim Barber recently for a detailed chat about (disPLAY), which he calls:

A colourful feast for the senses... bombard(s) and immerse(s) audiences in a sensory experience that (is) inescapably powerful and memorable.

Read the full article and interview on the Press page, and at Music Life Magazine.

12.16.2016: Indieep Performance (and VOTE!)

Last month, Paint did a showcase at ArrayMusic in Toronto for Indieep. Watch performances of Shattered Hearts and "Electro" (Leave Me Unknown) below, and VOTE for us to be Indieep's featured band HERE.

12.13.2016: Two-Part Interview with CHMR-FM

Check out a 20-minute interview with Robb on CHMR's Exchange Your Minds program, including some spins of tracks off (disPLAY).

Listen HERE, or click the SoundCloud Logo Below:

12.7.2016: Two-Part Interview with Danger: Canadian Content!

Thanks to Danger: Canadian Content! for the jovial chat with Paint's Robb Johannes, parts 1 and 2 are posted above.

11.15.2016: "Take It Or Leave It": second single off (disPLAY)

"Take It Or Leave It" is the second single from (disPLAY), our brand new album and concert film.

(disPLAY) is available now in physical and digital formats on iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, VHX and in the Paint Store (other listing available there as well).

10.21.2016: ArtsTalk Interview

As promised, here is the full hour broadcast with Paint's Robb Johannes on ArtsTalk with Dave Peters and Taylor Cos, discussing the roots of art and activism, songwriting, touring, and Paint's journey from inception to (disPLAY). Listen HERE.

10.11.2016: ArtsTalk Radio Appearance TOMORROW (Oct. 12)

Our very own Robb Johannes will be appearing on ArtsTalk Radio with Dave Peters and Taylor Cos tomorrow (Wednesday, October 12) from 6:00-7:00pm ET -- for the full hour, to chat all things Paint. Tune in locally in Pickering and Newmarket on 102.7 CHOP FM or stream online worldwide HERE.

The interview will later be posted on the ArtsTalk YouTube Channel if you happen to miss the livestream.

10.5.2016: Toronto Moon Review

A little review of (disPLAY):

Bringing dynamic lighting and stage presence to complement an exciting guitar-rich sound and provocative lyrics, a combination that resonates traces of David Bowie, the 80s and Brit Pop, but that is passionately and intelligently original... Shepherdson's bubbling, urgent and mind-tingling licks are simply spectacular by anyone's measure. Johannes has a voice that complements it perfectly, by turns pleading, haunting, menacing, enticing, and declarative and always completely mesmerizing.

Read the full article (and others) on the Press page, and at Toronto Moon.

9.26.2016: Comedy Above the Pub Podcast

Comedy Above The Pub with Todd Van Allen

Many thanks to our old and dear friend Todd Van Allen for having Robb on Comedy Above the Pub Podcast for a revealing, intimate, and hilarious interview about recovery, political activism, and of course, (disPLAY).

Listen HERE.

9.22.2016: Kingston Music Reviews Interview

Matt Hartwick caught up with Robb about (disPLAY), the upcoming release tour, and some memories from the road and reflections on music and art.

Listen HERE.

9.20.2016: (disASSEMBLED): The Making of (disPLAY) documentary episode 1

We've been asked by many how on earth we pulled off (disPLAY), our new live album and concert film. Well, here's the first of seven episodes exploring how.

Episodes of (disASSEMBLED): The Making of (disPLAY) will continue to launch every Tuesday at 11am ET on Paint's YouTube Channel.

Visit the Store for all you need to know on how to get (disPLAY).

9.16.2016: (disPLAY) Available Now!

(disPLAY) album cover

The day has come! (disPLAY) is available now!


...more places to come, and you can also purchase directly from the band in the Store.

Your gift to us is our gift to you. Thank you for making this whole thing possible!

9.13.2016: "Electro" (Leave Me Unknown): first single off (disPLAY) -- and more!

We are excited to unveil to you the first single from (disPLAY), our brand new album and concert film.

"Electro" (Leave Me Unknown) is a previously-unreleased song which, on the night of the concert film taping, was performed for the very first time time. Enjoy!

(disPLAY) is now available for pre-order digitally on Bandcamp and VHX and physically on CD and DVD in the Paint Store.

All formats will be delivered THIS FRIDAY, September 16.

And on the note of Friday, the release tour starts in Hamilton at Mills Hardware. RSVP on Facebook, and more info on the Tour page.

8.30.2016: (disPLAY) Photo Album

(disPLAY) still photos

Still photos by the one and only Joe Mac from the night of the (disPLAY) live album and concert film taping are up now on Paint's Official Flickr PhotoStream.

Pre-order (disPLAY) -- September 16 release is fast approaching!

Watch the trailer.

8.26.2016: Where We Are Today 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition OUT NOW!

WWAT 5th

As we forge into the future, why not dispense with some of the past?

In 2014, we released the 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of our debut LP, Can You Hear Me? exclusive digitally to Bandcamp with a whole slew of demos, electric and acoustic live recordings, interviews, retrospective commentaries, and updated artwork.

Well, our sophomore release, Where We Are Today, has just turned 5, and to mark the occasion, we have released Where We Were Yesterday: Where We Are Today 5th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, featuring the original Ian Smith-produced studio album plus 47 additional tracks of demos and live performances, and expanded artwork.

The entire package is available digitally on Bandcamp for $10. Enjoy!

8.18.2016: THANK YOU!

(disPLAY) IndieGogo THANK YOU

Thank you for believing in us. We love you.

8.18.2016: (disPLAY) IndieGogo Campaign ends TONIGHT!

(disPLAY) IndieGogo

Paint's new album and concert film, (disPLAY), will be released September 16, 2016 in CD/DVD, and digital formats.

Pre-orders and contributions are available NOW through IndieGogo. The funding campaign ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59pm ET!.

Contribute HERE.

Watch the trailer HERE.

7.18.2016: (disPLAY) Trailer

The official trailer for Paint's upcoming double-live album and concert film, (disPLAY), is up now on Paint's Official YouTube Channel. (disPLAY) is out September 16, with many tour dates to accompany.

Pre-order and help us complete the production on IndieGogo!

7.1.2016: (disPLAY) IndieGogo Campaign Intro Video

Check out a little introduction to the IndieGogo campaign to help Paint complete (disPLAY), the new album and concert film to be released on September 16 accompanied by a number of tour dates, including a pre-release fundraiser at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on August 13.

The IndieGogo campaign runs until August 18, visit the campaign page HERE.

6.20.2016: (disPLAY) Release Date and IndieGogo Pre-Orders!

(disPLAY) IndieGogo

Paint's new album and concert film, (disPLAY), will be released September 16, 2016 in 2CD, DVD, and digital formats.

Pre-orders and contributions are available NOW through IndieGogo. The funding campaign runs from June 20 to August 18.

A fundraiser show will take place August 13 at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and Paint will be touring across Ontario and Quebec this fall to celebrate the release of (disPLAY). See the Tour page for details. Dates are being added as we speak, so keep checking back!

Teaming up with filmmaker and "fifth member of Paint," R. Stephenson Price (with whom the band previously worked on 11:11/Based on Truth and Lies, and festival-selected "Boomerang"), (disPLAY) was filmed and recorded on October 3, 2014 to a sold-out audience in Paint's hometown Toronto. (disPLAY) captures the band's 90-minute stadium-ready visual and aural onslaught at its most fierce, in front of ambitious stage design, lighting, and video projections.

Paint is honoured to be working with Western Canadian Music Awards Engineer of the Year, Ryan Worsley, at EchoPlant Sound in Coquitlam, BC (whose recent credits include Dear Rouge), and mastering at home in Toronto with Andre Sousa (Geary Ave. Studios).

We are eternally grateful for all of your support in getting this far -- let's continue, together, to make the sky the limit!

Jordan, Keiko, Devin, and Robb (Paint)

5.26.2016: Music Tonight Performance

Have a look and listen to Paint's performance on Music Tonight with host Care Finch on RogersTV (Kitchener). Thanks to our gracious hosts!

4.11.2016: Music Tonight.... TONIGHT!

Music Tonight

Tonight (Monday, April 11) at 10:30pm ET, Paint will be appearing on Music Tonight with host Care Finch on RogersTV (Kitchener), doing an intimate acoustic performance and having conversation about the past, present, and future.

The last time Paint spoke with Care Finch on the program I On Music, it was a hilarious and insightful time. Watch the interview HERE.

Visit HERE for the rotation schedule, watch clips from Music Tonight, and order copies of broadcasts.

3.31.2016: Vote for Paint on CBC Searchlight

CBC Searchlight

It's time to go national. Beginning now until Wednesday, April 20 at 2:59pm ET, you can vote ONCE DAILY for Paint's "Shattered Hearts" on CBC Searchlight!

Visit the place to vote NOW -- and thank you for your ongoing love and support!

3.1.2016: Part 7 of the making of 11:11 series: all about the songs

Part 7 of Story of the Moral of the Story: The Making of 11:11 steps away from the film production with director R. Stephenson Price and looks at the recording of the Based on Truth and Lies EP/soundtrack for the film 11:11 with longtime producer Ian Smith.

Watch parts 1 through 7 on Paint's Official YouTube Channel, and remember, episodes continue to launch every Tuesday at 11am EST until March 29.

2.29.2016: "It's more than just lyrics and music; it's a realisation"

Thunder Row review
Photo by Jason H. Guitard

A very generous and detailed review of Based on Truth and Lies in Thunder Row is up now. Read the full text HERE.

More reviews and features are on the Press page.

2.28.2016: Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Birthday March 3

SOTMSC Bday2016

We are back celebrating the 6th birthday of our friends' in the Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective's 6th birthday on March 3 at May Cafe in Toronto. The Collective is curated by 11:11 and "Boomerang" star Victoria Urquhart, and we have a long history of collaboration with the fine folks in this community. These shows are always entertaining, and all proceeds go to a great cause.

More details on the Tour page and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

2.17.2016: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute This Saturday

Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

Toronto's finest indie supergroup tribute to Neil Young & Crazy Horse (a.k.a. "Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll"), featuring Robb Johannes of Paint with members of The Stormalongs, Rulers of the Moon, and Mike Scarlett, will be paying homage to The Horse's 1996 album Broken Arrow for its 20th anniversary this Saturday, February 20, at The Painted Lady.

See the Tour page for more details, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

2.10.2016: Happy Birthday, Keiko Gutierrez!

Keiko Gutierrez's Birthday
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

Not only does she have the best smile in rock 'n' roll, she's the glue that kept Paint together when we needed it the most. Happiest of birthdays to our one and only bassist extraordinaire, Keiko Gutierrez!

1.25.2016: Happy Birthday, Robb Johannes!

Robb Johannes Birthday

This Thursday (January 28), we'll be playing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto -- in part to celebrate our singer's birthday (which is today!).

We've assembled a photo album of some of his more memorable on-stage moments on Paint's Official Flickr Photostream.

Details on the show are on the Tour page. RSVP on Facebook HERE.

1.22.2016: "Shattered Hearts" Music Video

After an almost four-year production on the ambitious 11:11, it seemed like the natural course to take a more grassroots approach on the music video for "Shattered Hearts," the first single from Based on Truth and Lies.

Conceived and directed by Paint, photographed by Joe Mac (with behind-the-scenes photos HERE), and edited by Clarence King.

Dedicated to David Bowie and R. Stephenson Price.

1.19.2016: Story of the Moral of the Story: The Making of 11:11 Documentary

At long last, we are proud to launch part 1 of the 11-part series, Story of the Moral of the Story: The Making of 11:11.

The series documents all aspects of the production of the collaboration between Paint and director R. Stephenson Price on the ambitious feature musical, 11:11, as well as the band's foray into the studio to record the Based on Truth and Lies EP/soundtrack with producer Ian Smith.

Beginning today (January 19), episodes will launch every Tuesday at 11am EST on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.

Visit the Store for details on buying and renting 11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies.

1.12.2016: "Shattered Hearts" music video behind-the-scenes photos

Shattered Hearts Video Shoot

On January 10, before we went home to recieve the news that the legendary David Bowie had passed away, we teamed up with our long-time live photographer Joe Mac to shoot a music video for "Shatterted Hearts," first single off the Based on Truth and Lies EP/soundtrack (from the film 11:11).

The video will be released January 22. In the meantime, check out some on-set photos from Paint's rehearsal space on Paint's Official Flickr Photostream.

On the note of David Bowie, on not one, not two, but three occasions, we paid tribute to The Thin White Duke in concert. He will forever be one of our biggest inspirations. Paint's Robb Johannes had this to say:

"Thank for you giving so many of us (myself included) the strength and permission to not only be ourselves, but anyone we wanted to be."

11.7.2015: 11:11 on 11.11: FREE RENTAL for one day only!

11:11 Free Rental

How could we not do something special for our film 11:11 on 11.11?

On Wednesday, November 11, you can get a FREE 3-day digital rental of 11:11.

Click HERE to unlock your copy on November 11!

The behind-the-scenes documentary series will launch on January 19 -- check back for details!

10.27.2015: Paint - Top Act to See at TWiMFeST 2015

Examiner TWiMFeST Preview

Thanks to The Examiner for naming Paint the top act to see at the second annual TWiMFeST in Toronto next week!

We take the stage Friday, November 6, 10pm, at Tennessee (1554 Queen St. W.), with our dear friends from Ottawa, Arms of the Girl.

Details are on the Tour page.

Advanced tickets available HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

This is Paint's last show of 2015, we hope you can join us to celebrate.

10.19.2015: Interview on CKDJ FM Tonight

CKDJ Ottawa Interview

Catch a live interview with Paint's Robb Johannes and dear friends in Ottawa's Arms of the Girl on 107.9 CKDJ's "The Scene" tonight at 7pm EST, in advance of this Saturday's show at Live on Elgin in Ottawa.

Stream worldwide at!

And remember to vote, Canada!

10.11.2015: Robb Johannes solo at Rancho Relaxo (video)

The closing night of Toronto's Rancho Relaxo was documented via photo and video -- check out film of Robb Johannes of Paint's entire solo set HERE.