“What is the future, if this is now?” asks Canadian-born Mike Edel on his upcoming album THRESHOLDS due out March 1st. This question, echoing throughout groove of the song “Challenger,” similarly echoes throughout Edel’s entire record, produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla. THRESHOLDS is a compelling departure for Edel and after adopting a consistency is boring mantra and a tireless year in the studio, Edel’s sound has evolved and this is his most intriguing album yet. From the radio rocker ‘Houdini’ to the indie-pop chiller ‘Go With You’ and with the CBC Music Top 10, thirties are the new twenties anthem ’31,’ Edel presents stand-alone singles that present a uniform theme throughout the 10-song effort.
After 2 million cumulative streams across major platforms, being in rotation on CBC Music, AAA Radio across the United States, and on Sirius XM’s The Loft; after playing hundreds of shows including Rifflandia Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival, and Upstream Music Festival; after sharing the stage with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, Said The Whale and Josh Garrels; and after splitting his time between Seattle, WA
and the mountains of British Columbia and getting married, Edel is taking his music in particular and his life in general across a threshold, through an open door, and into the unknown.