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Secondhand Dreamcar Releases Debut Single “Eight of Spades”

The nine-piece soul/roots superband Secondhand Dreamcar is dropping “Eight of Spades,” the group’s first-ever release.

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Secondhand Dreamcar, photo by Lyle Bell
Secondhand Dreamcar, photo by Lyle Bell

The nine-piece soul/roots superband Secondhand Dreamcar is crafting a distinct, funky, and lyrically driven sound that journalist and programmer Peter North has deemed the most exciting thing to come out of Edmonton since KD Lang and The Reclines.

Eight of Spades” is the group’s first-ever release, and it’s a song about finding satisfaction in whatever life has to offer at any given moment and about watching someone struggle in that dance with life and loving them for it. The song’s title refers to the tarot card, the Eight of Pentacles, which encompasses the joy that can be taken in mundane work and activities in everyday life.

Lyricist Dana Wylie explains:

“Lyrically, our songs deal with the nitty-gritty of the work of life, from a spiritual perspective. Because I believe that if there is a reason we are all here living a life, it is because there is something we are supposed to learn. Musically, we work to engender joy in collaboration, collectivity, collegiality. We love writing and playing music together, and our songs are an embodiment of that.”

Secondhand Dreamcar is fronted by Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee Dana Wylie and also features notable producer Harry Gregg on bass, Jamie Cooper (Up and Over Trio, Obsessions Octet) on drums, Kyle Mosiuk (The Hello Darlins) and Chad Murphy (Dallas Smith) on guitar, Rooster Davis on organ, and a horn section led by Dave Babcock.

Secondhand Dreamcar “Eight of Spades” single artwork

Secondhand Dreamcar “Eight of Spades” single artwork

Lover of all things music, Vanessa De La Rosa has been involved in the music scene most of her life in different capacities. All genres welcome, she is a past master in the art of "nerding-out" with music, and is excited to explore that passion by sharing the stories of artists everywhere. Fan of: Festivals, gear, music production, all genres, supporting artists, concerts, and merch!

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