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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.

9.10.2015: Lithium Magazine Feature

Lithium Magazine Feature

"(W)e unintentionally wrapped days at exactly 11:11. We ended up with 11 shoot days in total without planning it... the movie really just started making itself." - Robb Johannes

Thanks to Vanessa Markov at Lithium Magazine for the feature on 11:11 including interviews with director R. Stephenson Price and Paint's Robb Johannes.

11:11 makes its theatrical debut during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Friday, September 11 (yes, tomorrow!).

Details are on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

9.9.2015: TIFF Gala Setpember 15


"So now we're in the film business," jokes Paint guitarist Jordan Shepherdson in the forthcoming documentary series on the making of 11:11, on the dawn of the film's Friday theatrical premiere in Toronto. We may as well prove that statement to be true.

Paint wil be performing at Filmerge's TIFF Gala on September 15 at Toronto's Studio Event Theatre (SET).

Details are on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

9.5.2015: 11:11 Geeks & Beats 11:11 Preview

Geeks & Beats Article

Thanks Geeks & Beats for the writeup and preview of Paint's September 9 show at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto plus the 11:11 screening on September 11 at The Royal Cinema.

Tickets and info for both events are on the Tour page.

8.23.2015: Goodbye to Rancho Relaxo (blog post)

Rancho Relaxo Goodbye

Toronto's Rancho Relaxo is not only where Paint got its start, but where countless friendships, musical alliances, and partnerships took shape. On August 29, one of the music community's central hubs closes its doors for good.

Read this blog by Robb on some of the most memorable performances from the Rancho stage.

On August 29, Robb will be playing an intimate solo set to open the final show at Rancho Relaxo. More details and RSVP HERE.

8.11.2015: 11:11 Theatrical Screening (Toronto) September 11

11:11 Theatrical Screening

We are excited to announce that 11:11 will be making its theatrical premiere at the famous Royal Cinema in Toronto on Friday, September 11, during the 40th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew.

Tickets and info are on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE. TIFF passes will be honoured at the door for free admission.

Keep an eye out for ticket giveaways, contests, and the launch of the making of 11:11 documentary series on Paint's Official YouTube Channel in the coming weeks.

Paint will also be taking the stage at the world famous Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on September 9 to whet your appetities. A limited amount of free passes to the 11:11 screening will be available at the show. Details on this show are also on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

7.22.2015: 11:11 official site and VHX store

11:11 Official Site

The official 11:11 film website is up now via Stratasfear Productions.

There, you can rent or buy an instant digital copy of 11:11 with the option of adding commentary, bonus features, and Based on Truth and Lies (EP/soundtrack), and 76-page digital booklet on an exciting platform called VHX.

7.20.2015: Where We Are Today on Bandcamp

Where We Are Today on Bandcamp

Fans of the Bandcamp platform can now purchase the "undeniable brilliance" (The Argosy) of Paint's 2011 sophomore album, Where We Are Today.

Digital albums include digital PDF artwork, the 30-minute Where We Were in April making of the album documentary, and the option of adding Capsulated: Music Videos on DVD, which features music videos for all 10 songs on Where We Are Today plus bonus features.

Visit Paint's Bandcamp page for all the options!

7.2.2015: 11:11 behind-the-scenes photos, every Thursday at 11am

11:11 Behind-the-scenes Photos

Beginning today, and every continuing every Thursday at 11am Eastern Time, 11 new behind-the-scenes photos from the making of 11:11 will go up on Paint's Official Flickr Photostream.

Starting Tuesday, July 7, and continuing every Tuesday at 11am Eastern Time, episodes of a documentary on the making of 11:11 will be launched on Paint's Official YouTube Channel.

11:11 and the Based on Truth and Lies EP/soundtrack are available now!