The Past & Future of indie rock’s Canadian facial hair

Canada can be defined as follows: French, maple syrup, lumberjack (lumberjack beard), music.. YELLOW BIRD PROJECT.  February can be defined as follows: Valentine love for our favourite beards.  Considering that the birthplace of Yellow Bird Project’s is Canada – February’s post is a lover’s ode (although late!) to the facial fuzz of an indie beau […]

YBP Guest Playlist: Neil Strauss

BAKER’S DOZEN By Neil Strauss Some make “mix tapes” to fit certain moods: there’s the party mix, the breakup mix, the driving mix. The hand-picked compilations that I find most compelling and lasting are the ones that take me on a journey. Like a plane leaving the gate, it takes a little while to pick […]


A few months ago we were contacted by the creators of the Canadian television program, The Border. One of their characters, Hieronymous Slade, is a tech-wiz extraordinaire, with a fondness for hipster-geek culture, and they wanted to know if they could obtain some YBP t-shirts for this character to wear on their program. How nice of […]

Hayden Covers Leonard Cohen

I love it when one of my favourite bands, covers another one of my favourite bands. And, while he’s doing it he’s playing one of my favourite songs. I recently found a live recording, from an unknown time and place, of Hayden performing a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’. It’s played on the […]

Polaris Music Prize Short List Revealed

Good Day Yellow Birds, The Polaris Music Prize list of nominees has been rounded down to 10 finalists! I don’t know why I get so excited about this Prize but I really love it. I guess it’s like the Oscars, but for Canadian music. In case you didn’t know, the Polaris Music Prize is awarded […]