Pigeon

Samson Wrote

After 8 years of songwriting, daydreaming, collapsing, and recollecting, Samson Wrote (the experimental folk project of Sam Boer) is overjoyed to share Pigeon, a collection of songs about how familial upbringing affects the most intimate moments of life. These are stories about camp counselling, substance abuse, sexual perplexity, New Year’s parties, hot chocolate, bandages, groping, and all the things we should have said. There are kisses overlooking the Speed river, dances along Yonge street, weeping on hardwood floors and sighs in bedsheets. The songs on Pigeon are in deference to young adulthood, and serve as an acceptant embrace of past selves.

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Recorded at Vapor Music (Toronto); Trinity United Church (Guelph); Ajay & Sheila’s house (Guelph); and several other places.

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Thank you to all the brilliant, beautiful people who contributed to the making of this album.

Special thanks to my family (mom, dad, J) for showing me love on our many adventures, and Anita for reminding me to celebrate life on this earth every day.

This album is dedicated to Loretta, Ronald, and Tony - we passed like ships in the night.

This project was funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council, an important organization supporting innovative art.

This project was recorded on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
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Crossed Legs

Samson Wrote

This is Sam Boer’s second EP, and his first with The Burnt Hills Fire Department band.

When you told her you had to stop seeing her, your fingers holding her hand like caterpillars on a leaf, she had her legs crossed. When you stayed up, staving off tears with a book under lamplight, you had your legs crossed. When you and your friends danced amongst crushed beer bottles, sweaty must permeating the tiny basement, your dancing legs crossed. When you told your best friend that no, you had never done it, and you didn’t think you were ready yet, you both had your legs crossed. You used to cross your legs in church, unintentionally elegant, until you learned that it was effeminate to do so. You used to cross your legs at the table, sitting like a yogi in training during dinnertime, until you were told to always keep your feet on the ground. You remind yourself every few minutes, every day, to keep your posture straight and even, knees bent ever so slightly, feet forward, legs evenly apart. But the most important moments, the most honest and innocent and devastating moments, occur with crossed legs.
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Joy To The Squirrels

Samson Wrote

This album is for you! Merry Christmas! Have some cheer!

I adore writing, recording, performing, mixing, and Christmas - and I got a bit carried away. Electronic hugs of the season to you.

This album was created November-December 2017 in Guelph, Ontario.

[Also available: "O Christmas Beet," my first Christmas EP.]
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Audible Smiles EP

Samson Wrote

Audible Smiles EP is a demo album, the first solo release by Sam Boer. These songs were written between 2009 and 2012, all in Guelph, Ontario. If you choose to pay for this album, (Thank you!) all proceeds will go towards making more music.
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