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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 CKDJ.net!

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

TIFF Gala

"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!

7.1.2015: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute July 4

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

Last year, on July 4, the Toronto music community hosted "Canada Day on Independence Day" at Rancho Relaxo, where various members of the music community joined forces to pay tribute to Canadian artists. Paint's Robb Johannes took part in a Toronto indie super group called "Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll" to pay homage to Neil Young & Crazy Horse with members of The Rathburns, The Stormalongs, A Nothern Drawl, and Another City.

The event was a raucous affair and we're excited to announce that this year, the Canada Day on Independence Day show returns to the Ranch, and the Prisoners will take the stage again, featuring members of Paint, The Stormalongs, and Rulers of the Moon.

A recent appearance by Robb and 11:11 director R. Stephenson Price on Time Bandits affirms the ongoing love and respect for Neil & The Horse in reviewing their quintessential classic album, Ragged Glory, in addition to his old episode of "By The Numbers" discussing last year's tribute.

Visit the Tour page for more info and RSVP on Facebook.

6.17.2015: "Moral of the Story" acoustic at Mediazoic



Another in-one-take acoustic performance by Robb and Jordan, filmed by our man R. Stephenson Price, from Mediazoic's Hogtown Hang series. This one is "Moral of the Story," a song from the Based on Truth and Lies EP/soundtrack from the film 11:11 on DVD -- both of which are available now!

6.16.2015: "It's Over (and Over)" acoustic at Mediazoic



Thanks Mediazoic and our dear friend director R. Stephenson Price for capturing Robb and Jordan in this single-take acoustic performance of "It's Over (and Over)," a song only ever heard live (and in a very electro format), as part of their Hogtown Hang series.

6.2.2015: 11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies Available TODAY!

11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies Release Day

Two years in the making, we are proud to announce that TODAY, 11:11, the black-and-white narrative film (directed by R. Stephenson Price) and the accompanying soundtrack/EP Based on Truth and Lies (produced by Ian Smith), are officially released!

Based on Truth and Lies digital EPs ordered through Bandcamp will include a 76-page expanded digital booklet from 11:11, with additional options to order 11:11 on DVD and digital copy.

11:11 DVDs ordered from The Official Paint Store include Based on Truth and Lies and digital booklet download codes.

Other outlets will be selling Based on Truth and Lies in the coming weeks. Updates will be announced right here.

All pre-orders from IndieGogo and Paint's web store are in shipment processing!

Behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, and photos will be released every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer beginning June 9 on Paint's Official YouTube Channel and Paint's Official Flickr Photostream.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the exclusive Toronto release party for 11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies on May 29. Photos are up HERE.

Theatrical screenings of 11:11 will be announced soon!

Watch the 11:11 Trailer HERE.

We are eternally grateful to you the fans for making this film possible through IndieGogo and the Government of Canada through the FACTOR program.

5.29.2015: Feature on Time Bandits Podcast

Robb and 11:11 director R. Stephenson Price appear on the award-winning Time Bandits podcast, humoursly talking about 11:11, as well as reviewing Neil Young & Crazy Horse's quintessential classic album, Ragged Glory, and giving a critical review to the film Flatliners.

Listen HERE.

5.27.2015: 11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies Bandcamp pre-orders

Based on Truth and Lies

In advance of Friday's release show in Toronto and the official June 2 release date, 11:11 DVDs and digital copies and Based on Truth and Lies digital soundtrack EPs are available for pre-order now at Paint's Bandcamp page -- in addition to right here at The Official Paint Store.

4.30.2015: 11:11 and Based on Truth and Lies release date!

11:11 Release

It's been a long two years but we are excited to finally announce that 11:11, the black-and-white narrative film we have been working on with director R. Stephenson Price (Stratasfear Productions / The Indie Machine) and the accompanying soundtrack/EP Based on Truth and Lies, will be released on DVD and digital audio on Tuesday, June 2.

We will be celebrating the release in Toronto on Friday, May 29 at the historic Great Hall. Info and ticket links are on the Tour page, and RSVP on Facebook HERE.

11:11 DVDs will include the Based on Truth and Lies download codes. Pre-orders are available now at The Official Paint Store.

Watch the 11:11 Trailer HERE.

Release previews and more info will be going up regularly in the coming weeks.

We bring this news with many, many thanks to you the fans for making this film possible through IndieGogo and the Government of Canada through the FACTOR program. We are excited to share with you our most ambitious and exciting project to date!

4.15.2015: Canadian Music Week Showcase May 8

(dis)PLAY #FACTORfunded

Paint will be showcasing at Canadian Music Week for the 5th time on Friday, May 8, 9:00pm at Handlebar in Toronto with their so-called "sister band," Canvas.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at CMW.net.

See the Tour page for details and RSVP on Facebook.

3.17.2015: FACTOR funded once again!

(dis)PLAY #FACTORfunded
Photo by Joe Mac / Midnight Matinee

We are proud to announce that our upcoming concert DVD, (disPLAY), will be funded by FACTOR through the government of Canada!

Set for fall release, (disPLAY) joins the forthcoming 11:11 film and Based on Truth and Lies EP/Soundtrack (available now for pre-order at The Official Paint Store) as one of TWO scheduled releases by Paint this year to have the #FACTORfunded distinction. Not many bands can say that.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

3.13.2015: An Evening With Paint, April 2

An Evening With Paint

Making up for some lost time in Toronto, we have a special treat for hometown fans: on April 2, we will be playing an intimate show at the newly-revamped Tennesee, featuring three sets of acoustic and electric material spanning Paint's entire catalogue.

Did we mention the show is also free to attend?

See the Tour page for details and RSVP on Facebook.

3.3.2015: Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Benefit Tonight!

Spur Benefit

The Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective was founded in March 2010 with the Shakespeare-On-The-Subway Project. Originally created to break down economic barriers and provide opportunities for emerging theatre artists to hone their craft, the SOTMSC has become an ever-growing network of emerging artists from multiple disciplines sharing their love for the bard everywhere but on a stage.

TONIGHT, Paint returns to the stage for the first time in 2015 for a performance at the Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective's 5th birthday party, and the history between Paint and Spur is long and close. Not only are we both about the same age (our debut album came out 5 years ago last year), Spur co-founder and director Victoria Urquhart has played leading roles in Paint's "Boomerang" music video and upcoming 11:11 film.

All the more, Paint drummer Devin Jannetta recently appeared in this Spur video as his recurring Detective Slick Shepard character:



...and the ongoing comedy featuring Victoria Urquhart as an obsessive Robb Johannes fan:



It all happens at Rancho Relaxo, 300 College Street, Toronto. See the Tour page for details and RSVP on Facebook.

1.21.2015: Keiko Goes to NAMM

NAMM 2015

Many music folks may be aware of something called the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Well, our very own bassist extraordinaire Keiko Gutierrez will be down at NAMM this year representing.

Follow @paintband on Instagram for her photos and updates!