Saskatchewan native Andy Shauf makes his ANTI Records debut with The Party, his brand new album which was released two days ago. Recording began with a band in Germany in early 2014, but Shauf — who is endlessly rewriting lyrics and rearranging songs, building them up and then stripping them back to their basics — decided to start anew back home in Regina. There, he set up shop at Studio One, located in an old CBC building, and was left to his own devices. He plays all the instruments, with the exception of the strings, handled by Colin Nealis. The Party is not exactly a concept record, but it was a way for the singer-songwriter to get out of his own head. An after-party record, more like it. Or for the hangover the next day, when only Shauf’s songs can make any sense of the emotionally-charged scenarios that played out the night before. You can watch Andy’s brand new video for his single “The Magician” above, grab your own copy of the album on iTunes, follow him on Facebook, and visit AndyShauf.com.