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      Quiet Industry
      June 11, 2015
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  • On Quiet Industry, their first album in six years, The Henrys are once again creating the rich and textured sound they’ve established over six albums and 21 years. But this time there’s a new twist.

    With this album, Henrys’ leader Don Rooke (Mary Margaret O’Hara, Holy Modal Rounders, Three Metre Day) has written lyrics to 11 of the 14 songs. On tracks like A Weaker One and As I Say I Do, you can now hear the group sound merge beautifully with vocals to create … a normal band! Sort of.

    Sung with feel and emotion by Gregory Hoskins (formerly of The Stickpeople), and as always colored by the uncommon instruments The Henrys prefer – kona guitar (an antique koa wood slide guitar), lap steel, pump organ, bass, drums, violin and an array of hard-to-define sounds – the unique palette is fully established.

    Along with Rooke and Hoskins, Quiet Industry also features most of The Henrys cast including Hugh Marsh (Bruce Cockburn, Don Byron, Jon Hassell), John Sheard (Stuart McLean), Andrew Downing (Kelly Joe Phelps, David Tronzo), Davide DiRenzo (Holly Cole, Cassandra Wilson, Jacksoul), Jonathan Goldsmith (Jane Siberry, Nick Buzz), along with harmony vocalist Tara Dunphy.

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    The Henrys’ Quiet Industry is out today on CD and digital formats via their own imprint hR2015.

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  • PRESS QUOTES

    • The Henrys' new album is a sublime masterpiece... an absolute must. - MOORS MAGAZINE
    • There's a special strength, intimacy and sense of proportion to this music, along with great inventiveness. Quiet Industry may be the product of the Henrys' 21st year, but it's a great place to start. - Music Critic RICHARD WILLIAMS
    • They're quirky but dead serious, rootsy and offbeat, beautifully recorded but not afraid to include the clicks and clatters that instruments make. Meet the Henrys - Toronto slide guitarist and songwriter Don Rooke and some great players making Gospel music for skeptics. 'Quiet Industry' is their soon-to-be-released first album in 6 years. This time around, airy-toned master singer Gregory Hoskins does the lead vocals. If you haven't heard the Henrys before, check them out. They sound great on casual listening but whole new worlds are revealed when you tune right in. – AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORP.
    • 8/10! This is another lovely piece of work from a band known for it. - EXCLAIM!
    • Don Rooke, the frontman of the Toronto-based folk outfit the Henrys, describes their sound as “old instruments—new sounds.” He’s not wrong; although there’s plenty of old-style folk to be heard in the band’s music, due in large part to certain instrumental choices such as Rooke’s historic Weissenborn and Kona lap steel guitars, they evoke plenty of current sonic architects as well. Rooke, in particular, evokes the stylings of maestros like Ry Cooder and Bill Frisell. - POPMATTERS
    • For all the beautiful, warm tones you will hear on their new album Quiet Industry, the lyrics demand equal time. The Henrys are exquisite wordsmiths. These songs are romantic, intimate and full of big thoughts. The words and music trade off moments in holding your attention. Brilliant production, once again from The Henrys. I have used their CDs to buy two stereos in my lifetime - the sound is that good. Do your stereo - and your head and heart a favour, let them chew on the Henrys’ Quiet Industry CD. - Laurie Brown - The Signal / CBC RADIO
    • Bandleader Don Rooke has always wanted the Henrys to steer clear of any specific genre, and with Quiet Industry, they’ve beautifully done just that. - DIFFUSER.FM
    • Elegantly languid and hauntingly existential. – TORONTO GLOBE & MAIL