Reckon, the fifth solo album from Jason Collett, will be released September 25.

Today, Rolling Stone premiered a new track from the record, “Where Things Go Wrong,” a reflective, slow burn of a track that you can download for free here.

“Where Things Go Wrong” follows “I Wanna Rob A Bank,” the first released track from Reckon to be released which premiered via Huffington Post two weeks ago. Check out that track and video, here.

Reckon is available for pre-order right now via GalleryAC and includes Essential Cuts, a 11-track career retrospective.

Collett has also announced a string of North American tour dates to support Reckon as well as a European tour with Dan Mangan.

View his full tour schedule here.


Posted On: August 29, 2012

Dan Mangan will spend late fall 2012 continuing to traverse Europe in support of 2011 critical smash Oh Fortune. To support of these dates, he’ll be joined by A&C statesman Jason Collett, who will be touring his forthcoming fifth solo album, Reckon, available September 25.

The combination of these two stellar musical storytellers make these shows very unique live opportunities for fans across the continent. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17.

Dan Mangan & Jason Collett In Europe
11/25        Glasgow | Oran Mor | Tickets *
11/26        Leeds  | Brudnell Social Club | Tickets *
11/27        London | Scala | Tickets *
11/ 28       Manchester | Deaf Institute | Tickets *
11/29        Brighton | The Haunt | Tickets *
11/30        Paris | L’International (Free Show)
12/03        Amsterdam – Melkweg | Tickets *
12/04        Brussels | Botanique (Wirloofbar) Tickets *
12/05        Bochum | Bahnhof Langendreer | Tickets *
12/06        Hamburg | Uebel & Gefahrlich | Tickets *
12/07        Dresden | Beatpol | Tickets *
12/09        Lausanne | D Club | Tickets *

* w/ Jason Collet


Posted On: August 15, 2012

Political. Personal. Poetic. Such is the new album Reckon from one of Canada’s most renowned songwriters, Jason Collett. Recorded at Revolution Recording Studios in Toronto, the album was produced by Howie Beck and includes guest appearances by Bahamas, Basia Bulat, Kevin Drew & Zeus. An 11-song retrospective titled Essential Cuts will be released as a companion to Reckon via Arts & Crafts on September 25th. Chosen by Jason himself, “Essential Cuts” represent the sense of community that he has always held in such high regard.

To celebrate the release of Reckon, Jason has unveiled a video for lead track “I Wanna Rob A Bank,” directed by Corey Ogilvie, it premiered today via Huffington Post. Fans can also enjoy a free download of the track via SoundCloud, here.

There is a poetic serendipity to the fact that Jason Collett started recording Reckon during the same month that Occupy Wall Street began. Not necessarily setting out to make a record with these overtones, his travels and political engagements lead to the subject matter being unavoidable. “The consistent thread throughout this record is loss,” he explains. “The love songs are largely emotive reflections of the ‘political’ songs. All written through the distillation of events since the economic calamity of 2008 and it’s insidiously long looming shadow. I’ve seen first hand the kind of devastation this crisis has wrecked upon much of the world I’ve toured these last few years. The shut-down-shops and for-closed homes on the suburban fringes as I’ve made my way to and from cities I’ve played. This record is a personal reflection of the crisis we’ve all witnessed and read about every day in the paper. Calling it Reckon is an acknowledgement of loss … lost jobs, lost homes, loss of faith in our political and financial institutions and in turn, loss of illusion.”

The Essential Cuts album is more or less a family affair featuring everyone from Amy Millan (Stars), Zeus, Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), Bahamas and more as well as production from long time friends Andrew Cash & Howie Beck. Collett reflects, “With a little help from my friends indeed … There is a revolving door cast of characters that make this a sweet selection of the back catalogue. The myriad of producers and players that have graced these recordings are a testament to the blessed incestuousness of the musical family I’m lucky to be part of.”

Reckon Tracklist
1. Pacific Blue
2. Jasper Johns Flag
3. King James Rag
4. Sailor Boy
5. Ask No Questions
6. You’re Not The One And Only Lonely One
7. Miss Canada
8. Talk Radio
9. I Wanna Rob A Bank
10. Where Things Go Wrong
11. Song Of The Silver Haired Hippie
12. Black Diamond Girl
13. My Daddy Was A RocknRoller
14. Don’t Let The Truth Get To You
15. When The War Came Home
16. Digiturk

Essential Cuts Tracklist
1. Bitter Beauty
2. Blue Sky
3. We All Lose One Another
4. Hangover Days
5. I’ll Bring The Sun
6. No Redemption Song
7. Angel Of Kensington
8. Brother
9. Long May You Love
10. Love is a Dirty Word
11. Every Night
12. Saç Ekimi


Posted On: August 01, 2012