There You Were

Very excited to finally announce Octoberman’s sixth full-length album There You Were comes out on April 28th. Click here to pre-order the vinyl LP.

Nearly a decade after 2014’s What More What More, Marc Morrissette’s Octoberman project returns with There You Were, an album written and recorded after the sudden death of Morrissette’s mother. Touching on themes of grief, post-apocalyptic dread, isolation, nostalgia and new beginnings, There You Were is an elegiac and urgent ode to resilience in the face of loss. With lush production courtesy of Chris Stringer (Bruce Cockburn, Great Lake Swimmers, The Weather Station), Morrissette (vocals, guitar, piano) is once again backed by Marshall Bureau (drums), Tavo Diez de Bonilla (bass) and J.J. Ipsen (keyboards, guitar). Further contributions come from Stringer (synths, guitar, percussion), Rebecca Hennessey (trumpet), Kate Rogers and Annelise Noronha (background vocals).” – Morgan Charles

Click here to see the video for the latest single Typical On & On. It’s a journey thru the past featuring decade old footage shot across Canada and Spain by myself, Ashley Bonar, and Marshall Bureau. It was edited by the talented Dustin Seabrook and features many friendly faces. Maybe you’re in it?!

And after many years off the road, we’re playing some shows:

May 11   Wolfe Island @ Hotel Wolfe Island w/ Annelise Noronha
May 26  Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern (early show)
May 27  Ottawa, ON @ Red Bird Live w/ Haley Wolk
July 20  Vancouver, BC @ The Lido w/ Bells Clanging

Hope to see you out there.


can’t rush time

happy valentine’s day again. happy to share that brand new song / video / love letter “can’t rush time” is comin’ out friday, february 24 and can be found here.

more news coming soon.


old songs, new songs

happy valentine’s day. hope everyone’s doing ok out there.

life slowed us down but we’re still finding and posting songs that never made it out there before. so check those platforms if you’re interested.

also getting ready to record again soon.


ps. hold your loved ones close as things can change way too quickly.

new site

thanks to scott da ros from for spiffying things up over here.