Lullabies & Other Lies
Tuck plays jumpy grimy folk with a dab of pop; highlights include three-part harmonies, clarinet, piano and cello. Tuck shares members with Parlour Steps, the West Coast Symphony and the Pheonix Chamber Choir. Two of it's' members (Amos Ashust and Rob Linton) spent their early twenties writing and performing music with one of the key members of 'Arcade Fire', Sarah Neufeld. 'Lullabies and Other Lies' was co-produced by Juno-award winning producer Steve Dawson The song, 'Lullabies and Other Lies', made it to the semi-finals in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition; the competition had over 15,500 entrants. 'With this first full length by Vancouver's Tuck, titled Lullabies and Other Lies, I heap kudos by the truckload. It's rare that an album pulls me in at first blush, but Tuck has a special quality to it that warms me to the cockles and charms me to no end. With it's rich beauty and solid backing of seasoned musicians.....Tuck brings forth a collection of songs culled from the progressive classicfolk-rock songbook.' The Skinny Magazine 'Tuck's performance was a solid and consistent effort, showcasing the great song writing talent of a group of seasoned musicians. It is a real treat when one experiences a new, original sound and Tuck delivered admirably.' Ronatron "....while listening to "Lullabies and other Lies", we easily fall for numbers like the title track, the moving "Tailspin" and our favourite song "Everything" in which the skilled vocal work of singer Amos Ashurst finds the necessary emotional moments." Rootstime (originally in Dutch) 'TUCK: Now here's a band with some smarts behind it. Jay Ashurst (vocals), Amos Ashurst (guitar, vocals), Jessica Werb (cello, saw), Kim Stewart (bass, vocals), and Rob Linton (drums) write some of the city's most intriguing, intelligent, and downright listenable songs this side of Sigur Ros.' Ferdy Belland- Journalist for The Nerve Magazine.