“Blessed with an amiably husky voice, Jurvanen unfurls elegant melodies amid intelligent, economical arrangements” —Uncut, 8 out of 10

“…smart, subtle, supple, superior folk-inflected guitar-pop… what beautiful listening it makes for…” —Monocle

“Canadian artist Afie Jurvanen self-produces his third album of smile-inducing pop tunes.” —KCRW

“…the new album is some of Jurvanen’s best work yet...” —American Songwriter

“It’s only fitting that on an album with a self-assuring title like Bahamas is Afie, the musician would begin to experiment and show us another side of his genius.” —CBC Music

“It’s a masterpiece and my favorite for album of the year.” —Daytrotter on Paste

“Bahamas distills his brand of breezy soul…with summer-ready falsetto harmonies that float over a distorted riff, before ending with a quick solo, a move that reminds this laid back Canuck can shred.” —SPIN

The video for “Waves” by Afie Jurvanen—the self-taught musician behind the moniker Bahamas—exclusively premieres on Paste. Watch the video via Paste HERE and via Vevo HERE. “Waves” appears on Bahamas Is Afie, which came out on Brushfire last year. The album went on to win two 2015 Juno Awards including Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Best Singer Songwriter of the Year for “All the Time,” “Bitter Memories” and “Stronger than That.” “All The Time” spent 18 weeks on the Adult Alternative Radio charts with over a month in the Top 10. The video for the track can be seen HERE.

Bahamas will play several headlining summer tour dates including appearances at Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival. Please see full list of tour dates below. Of his live performance, the Los Angeles Times said, “one of the first things you notice is the complete absence of sonic distance between the singer and the listener.” Tickets are available for purchase at

The video for “Waves,” directed by Tyler Manson, focuses on Carol Schuldt, a 75 year-old woman known by many in San Francisco as the Queen of Ocean Beach. She has beaten back cancer, raised three children, and undergone hip replacement surgery. And despite all this, she bodysurfs in San Francisco almost every day without a wetsuit.

Jurvanen’s debut album Pink Strat was released in 2009. The record was nominated for both a Juno Award and the Polaris Music Prize. After the release, Bahamas hit the road for two years touring with artists such as Wilco and Robert Plant. In 2011 he released Barchords, which The Guardian praised as containing “stripped-down harmony-brushed songs with gorgeous hooks and without a wasted note.” Barchords was nominated for two Juno Awards including Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year and was named Best Singer/ Songwriter Album of 2012 by iTunes. Wall Street Journal praised the record as “bluesy and hypnotic.”

For more information, please contact Erika Santucci, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


June 11 /// Chicago, IL ///  The Metro*
June 12-13 ///   Manchester, TN ///   Bonnaroo
June 14 ///  Charleston, WV ///   Mountain Stage
June 16 ///  Ann Arbor, MI ///   The Ark*
June 17 ///  Cleveland, OH ///  The Grog Shop*
June 18 ///  Philadelphia, PA ///   World Café Live*
June 19 ///   New York, NY ///   Irving Plaza*
June 20-21 ///  Dover, DE ///   Firefly Festival
July 9-12 ///  Winnipeg, MB ///   Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 17 ///   Ottawa, CA ///   Ottawa Bluesfest
July 20 ///   Fredericton, NB ///   Playhouse*
July 21 ///   Halifax NS ///   Rebecca Cohn Auditorum*
July 23 ///  Portland, ME ///  Port City Music Hall*
July 24 ///  Newport, RI ///  Newport Folk Festival
July 25 ///  Albany, NY ///  The Linda – WAMC’s Studio*
July 31-August 2 ///   Montreal, QC ///  Osheaga
August 1 ///  Canmore, AB ///   Canmore Folk Fest
August 7-9 ///   Regina, SK ///   Regina Folk Festival
August 9 ///   Squamish, BC ///  Squamish Valley Music Festival
August 29 ///  Dundas, ON ///   Fashion Meets Music Festival
November 17 ///   Calgary, AB ///   Jack Singer Concert Hall*
November 18 ///  Edmonton, AB ///  Winspear Centre*
November 24 ///   London, ON ///   London Music Hall*
November 27 ///  Toronto, ON ///   Massey Hall*