“This river is a fountain of pleasure, this river is pain. When you wake up in the depths of tomorrow, will it all start again?”
– Lyrics from This River, The Ever After
The Ever After are the quintessential soundtrack to the bittersweet flow of experiences – sights, sounds, vibrations, emotions – that is the river of our existence. A pastiche of styles, the group excels at capturing moments of joyous highs and profound lows, all the while exhibiting a knack for catchy songwriting that pulls from the blues, country, rock and Americana idioms.
The Ever After has played shows all over North America, released several videos including their popular “Tirage Au Sort” that has received over 1000 views on YouTube and received radio play on a number of stations including CHOQ 105.1 in Toronto and CKVL 100.1 in Lasalle.
The group was started by Andreas Blachere (The Resident Alien, The Bad Sleep Well, Apostles), a North American singer-songwriter and performer who is currently residing in Montreal, Quebec. Blachere is known for his masterful guitar work and genre-bending, idiosyncratic writing style which mixes pop sensibilities with emotion, humour and metaphysical imagery.
The Ever After has gone through several incarnations since its beginnings in Brooklyn New York: From the humble folk stylings of their first release “Oh Dear!” in 2009 to the electronic pop- infused sounds of their follow up EP “Take One” released in 2013 . Currently the group blends the prog-rock rhythms of drummer Martin Plante with the afro-infused bass grooves of Jackson Jaojoby – laying a strong funk-rock foundation for Blachereʼs evolving compositions and inventive guitar work.
In 2015, The Ever After were invited to be the Featured Performers at the YES Montreal Art Expo playing for 1000+ art lovers at the historic Theatre St James. Their song “The Doll” was featured in the short film “The Star” by Shubihashish Buhtani. In 2019, Blachere was invited to take part in the prestigious songwriter program at the Banff center in Alberta where he had the opportunity off recording 2 of his compositions at Telus studios with esteemed producer Howard Bilerman (Leonard Cohen, The Arcade Fire)
Currently The Ever After are booking shows in support of their latest release “Eh Voila!”, a six song EP that spans a wide variety of styles from rock to funk to jazz, reggae and even country. The EP features the actʼs first song recorded entirely in French – “Tirage au Sort” (co- written with Joel Prades) – as well as some exceptional solo work by Martin Plante on drums and Jackson Jaojoby on bass on the all instrumental track “Heddroom.”
“Let Me In” and “When Youʼre Gone” are the two songs Blachere recorded while in Banff. They feature the catchy synth hooks of Carla J Easton and the excellent pedal steel performance by Nashville session man Fats Kaplan.
The EP is unique as it is the first The Ever After EP not entirely produced and mixed by Blachere, employing the talented mixing skills of Scott Solter (Superchunk, The Forms, Mountain Goats) on “Let Me In” and “When Youʼre Gone” and Jesse Tolbert of Studio Mekka (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauren Hill) on “Tirage au Sort” and “This River”.
The group will be releasing their second official video this fall for “Tirage Au Sort” – a solemn tribute to the fleetingness of life – shot on a fall day in the cemetery that began warm and sunny and ended up snowing.
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