Serlin Greaves' debut album Sad Songs For Sale out now!
Next month, Serlin Greaves will celebrate the album release with a live concert stream show from The Horseshoe Tavern on June 24. Tickets are available now online.
Joey Serlin and Daniel Greaves have been making music together for over 30 years. The Winnipeg natives rose to prominence during the indie rock revolution of the early 1990s as guitarist and lead vocalist, respectively, of The Watchmen, a band that would go on to become one of the most successful and beloved Canadian acts of the decade, earning two JUNO nominations, along with one Platinum and three Gold certified albums.
But as life’s other demands eventually shifted their focus away from The Watchmen, Joey and Daniel found themselves starting new families, new businesses and new musical projects on their own. That didn’t mean The Watchmen were ever finished; the band has periodically reunited to play their classic material for special events and occasions. Creating new music was a different story though, as the process gradually became more personal for each of them. Still, over the past couple of years their unshakable bond inevitably led Joey and Daniel to realize that working together again would be the most effective way to share this chapter of their lives.
The fruits of that renewed collaboration are contained on Sad Songs For Sale, their first album as Serlin Greaves, and a collection that reveals many new facets of the pair’s musical personalities.
Sad Songs For Sale is a catalogue of powerful songs that cover timely, relatable themes: navigating the changing state of our world and communities, the evolution of relationships, life lessons, time and the decisions one makes through every experience, and the preciousness of each moment. Some of the heavier elements displayed during Joey and Daniel’s early days as Canadian rock icons are contrasted with acoustic-based tracks, Love You Less, Morning Song, and At Home. The common thread with the material links that, as artists that have collaborated and created music for many years, Serlin and Greaves have found something unique not recorded before.
To have a relationship that has lasted as long as Joey and Daniel’s is special in and of itself. But to also have that relationship still able to create powerful music after three decades puts them in rarefied company. In that sense, Serlin Greaves’ Sad Songs For Sale is more than a gift to those listeners who have stuck by them all these years. It’s also the perfect entry point for those poised to discover their rich body of work.