The Vault: Remy Shand, Caucazoidian Loverman
Every once in a while, Idolator reaches into its vast record-collection vaults for a feature we’ve imaginatively titled The Vault. Today’s entry is another from Peter Rubin (not pictured), who’s been sitting several Canadian-culture jokes for the last few years, waiting for the perfect moment to spring them upon the world:
Blue-eyed soul is in an upswing right now, thanks to JT and various progeny of Growing Pains stars (we hear Boner’s kid has a killer falsetto)–which makes Remy Shand’s continued absence all the more distressing. A few years back, the Winnipegger dipped below the border to bless us with the lost Motown nug The Way I Feel, then promptly went the way of other unappreciated Canuckian talents like Maestro Fresh Wes and Brian Mulroney. (Although countryman Kardinal Offishall deserves an item of his own, so check back for that one. I see you, Kardi!). You might remember the narcoleptic-poetry-slam vibe of the album’s single, “Take a Message,” but the other ten tracks fill out an effort remarkable in its Anachronistic Sweetness. The most recent posting on remyshand.ca (it’s like .com, but with an extra 18% tax) mentions that he’s in the studio–of course, that was October ’03, so you can probably expect his follow-up right around the time that Styles P’s Time is Money drops: Nevruary 32nd, 2016.
Remy Shand – The Colour of Day [MP3, link expired]
Remy Shand – I Met Your Mercy [MP3, link expired]