The Album

The Written Years

Release Date:
January 28, 2014 (North America)
November 10, 2014 (Europe)

Purchase: iTunes
Purchase: Bandcamp

Available in digital download, physical, and deluxe edition formats. Deluxe edition includes a making-of documentary, in-studio photo album, printed booklet of lyrics and associated short stories, as well as a hand-numbered CD of acoustic songs and demos.

Tracklist

  1. It's Not Your Fault [EP/Single] [Video]
  2. I Would Miss My Home If I Knew Where It Was
  3. Homesick Dirge [Video]
  4. The Phone Is Ringing
  5. You're Too Kind
  6. Hospital Rooms
  7. Are You Okay?
  8. The Station

Credits

All Songs by The Written Years: Wade Ouellet (Words, vocals, guitar, keyboards), Kodie Krogh (Guitar, vocals), and Kane Enders (Drums)

Engineered, produced and mixed by Ryan Worsely at Echoplant Studios in Coquitlam, BC. Assisted engineering by Matt Di Pomponio. Mastered by Ryan Morey at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, QC. Some lead guitar parts originally written by Michael Cumblidge back in the HB. Some vocal melodies and lead guitar parts refined by Ryan Worsely.

Everyone here took part in the making of this record: Brian Dyck, James Hankinson, Kenny Bridges, Jamie Smail, Julia Huggins, Emma Maguirescu, Zeb Hansell, Murray Ash, Blake Ouellet, Michael Cumblidge, Ryan Worsely, Ryan Morey, Matt the Intern, Eli Slade, Steven Toews, Harry Sewell, and many kind people who provided open source samples.

Story

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The Written Years Are...

Wade Ouellet – Words, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Kodie Krogh – Guitar, vocals
Kane Enders – Drums, percussion

Affection, belonging, loss and nostalgia: four themes that encompass the lyrically driven music of The Written Years. These subjects are constantly questioned throughout the band’s songs, delivered passionately and honestly through Wade Ouellet’s melancholic acid-tinged vocals, Kane Enders’ unexpectedly triumphant drum lines and Kodie Krogh’s melodic and memorable guitar hooks.

Together, these three people are able to create a sound not currently heard in the Vancouver music scene, merging together a unique combination of indie alt. rock, traditional folk, post rock influences. Described as “Winter Music”, the result of all this manages to feel both incredibly intimate and uncomfortably isolating and is backed by a highly energetic live show – made possible by a revolving cast of friends, helping to make each one a completely different experience.

After six years in the making, The Written Years released their debut album on January 28, 2014 and are currently playing supporting shows.

Videos

It's Not Your Fault (Official Video)

Homesick Dirge (Lyric Video)

Album Trailer

Tour

Instagram

Merch

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Logo Tank & Tee (Charcoal)

Upcoming Dates

January 3rd, 2015
South Slocan, BC (Dam Inn)
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January 16th, 2015
Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
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Mailing List


Contact

Management

Europe
Brian Bradley (Brassneck Management)
brassneck@me.com

North America
Wade Ouellet (independent) contact@thewrittenyears.com

Public Relations

Europe
Ollie McCormack (Top Button Digital)
ollie@topbuttondigital.com

North America
Wade Ouellet (independent)
contact@thewrittenyears.com

General/Social

Email: contact@thewrittenyears.com
Facebook: @thewrittenyears
Twitter: @thewrittenyears
Instagram: @thewrittenyears
Soundcloud: @thewrittenyears
YouTube: @thewrittenyears

Stop Violence & Abuse Against Women

Prevention
Because I Am A Girl
www.becauseiamagirl.ca

Repair
V-Day
www.vday.org

Press

Written Interview: Wade

Valley Voice (Pg. 26)

December 20, 2014

Compilation: I Would Miss My Home…

Quick Before It Melts

December 16, 2014

Mention: Concert

Olio by Marilyn

December 10, 2014

Mention: Concert

Clothes Line Finds

December 2, 2014

EP Review: It’s Not Your Fault (Favorable)

Red On Black Music

November 28, 2014

Track Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Gray Owl Point

November 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (6/10)

Culture Fly

November 18, 2014

Album Feature: S/T

Abduction Radiation

November 11, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8.5/10)

Noise Cannon

November 9, 2014

Video Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Indie Is Not A Genre

November 6, 2014

Video Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Evolution 107.9

November 4, 2014

Video Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Tower Load

November 4, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Lights Go Out

November 4, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

A Musical Priority

November 2, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Roots & Branches

November 1, 2014

Podcast: You’re Too Kind

Expansion of Presence

October 29, 2014

Audio Interview: Wade

Y57 100.5

October 29, 2014

Video Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Deadly Music

October 28, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Music Inform

October 27, 2014

Video Feature: It’s Not Your Fault

Permanent Rain Press

October 27, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Hit The Floor Mag

October 21, 2014

Album Feature: S/T

Rock Freaks

October 15, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Fred Perry Subculture

October 14, 2014

Album Feature: S/T

Music Existence

October 14, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Alt Sounds

October 9, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Midwest Video Music Awards

October 5, 2014

Podcast: I Would Miss My Home…

Paul McLoone

September 25, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Music Existence

September 23, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Already Heard

September 11, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

With Guitars

September 11, 2014

Album Feature: Album Feature

A Little Bit of Sol

September 7, 2014

Podcast: It’s Not Your Fault

Sixty Minutes of Sonic Sounds

September 5, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge (Live)

American Rock Club

September 5, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Reverb Nation

September 2, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Rokline

August 11, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8/10)

Ride The Tempo

August 7, 2014

Audio Interview: Wade

91X

August 7, 2014

Discussion: S/T

Vinyl Collective

August 6, 2014

Radio Listing: I Would Miss My Home…

KOOP 91.7

August 2, 2014

Audio Interview: Wade, Kane

Particles & Waves

July 31, 2014

Radio Listing: The Station

KOOP 91.7

July 26, 2014

Track Feature: The Station

Ride The Tempo

July 23, 2014

Podcast: It’s Not Your Fault

The RingMaster Review

July 5, 2014

Compilation: Are You Okay?

Captain SIB & Russian Winter Records

July 2, 2014

Mention: The Station (Remix)

The Big Takeover

June 29, 2014

Podcast: S/T

Count Yourself In

June 26, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8/10)

1001 Records

June 9, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Chazz Boom

June 6, 2014

Radio Listing: Hospital Rooms

Particles & Waves

May 26, 2014

Radio Listing: Homesick Dirge

Jack Velvet

May 21, 2014

Track Feature: I Would Miss My Home…

Indie Underground

May 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Musichronic

May 7, 2014

Chart Position: S/T (#7)

CICK 93.9

May 6, 2014

Podcast: It’s Not Your Fault

Performer Mag

May 5, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge (Live)

Deadly Music

May 2, 2014

Written Interview: Wade

RealSoundsOK

May 1, 2014

Chart Position: S/T (#23)

CHRW 94.9

April 29, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Nanobot Rock Reviews

April 25, 2014

Podcast: Hospital Rooms

Captain SIB

April 25, 2014

Podcast: Homesick Dirge

The Quiet Room

April 18, 2014

Podcast: Multiple Tracks

Literari Records

April 18, 2014

Podcast: I Would Miss My Home…

The Joint Radio Show

April 12, 2014

Written Interview: Wade

Australian Musican Network

April 11, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8.4/10)

Equal Ground

April 7, 2014

Podcast: S/T

Rokline

April 5, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Vancouver Music Review

April 4, 2014

Band Feature: The Written Years

Quick Before It Melts

April 1, 2014

Podcast: I Would Miss My Home…

Makin’ Whoopee

March 28, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Deadly Music

March 28, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Permanent Rain Press

March 28, 2014

Video Feature: Homesick Dirge

Golden Mixtape

March 25, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Absolute Music Collective

March 25, 2014

Album Review: S/T (5.6/10)

Funeral Sounds

March 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8.5/10)

The RingMaster Review

March 19, 2014

Album Review: S/T (8/10)

The Thumbprint

March 15, 2014

Audio Interview: Wade, Kane

Y57 100.5

March 11, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

The Rooster

March 10, 2014

Chart Position: S/T (#6)

CJAM 99.1

March 2, 2014

Album Review: S/T (10/10)

Media Snobs

February 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (9.5/10)

Violent Success

February 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (9/10)

Craig Reviews Music

February 8, 2014

Album Review: S/T (7/10)

Punk News

February 5, 2014

Track Feature: The Station

Indie Happy Hour

February 5, 2014

Track Feature: Hospital Rooms

AM Brain Tunes

February 4, 2014

Track Review: The Station (Favorable)

Indie Obsessive

February 2, 2014

Written Interview: Wade, Kane, Kodie

Discorder

February 1, 2014

Track Feature: The Station

Deadly Music

January 31, 2014

Track Feature: Are You Okay?

AM Braintunes

January 31, 2014

Album Feature: S/T

Permanent Rain Press

January 30, 2014

Track Feature: Multiple Tracks

Deadly Music

January 30, 2014

Written Interview: Wade

Hellhound Music

January 30, 2014

Podcast: Multiple Tracks

Deadly Music

January 30, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Favorable)

Vinyl Mag

January 27, 2014

Track Feature: The Station

Vinyl Mag

January 27, 2014

Track Feature: Are You Okay?

Deadly Music

January 22, 2014

Written Interview: Wade

Deadly Music

January 21, 2014

Album Review: S/T (Mixed)

Golden Mixtape

January 21, 2014

Track Feature: You’re Too Kind

Deadly Music

January 8, 2014

Track Feature: I Would Miss My Home…

Deadly Music

December 13, 2013

Written Interview: Wade

Absolute Punk

December 9, 2013

Discussion: S/T

Vinyl Collective

November 26, 2013

Video Interview: Wade

April Damaso

October 4, 2012