On April 4, 2008, Dave Gowans, Lasse Lutick, Morgan McDonald, and Dan Gaucher celebrated 10 years of playing music together. Not content to rest on their laurels, The Buttless Chaps were as sharp and spry as ever on that day and together with Mint Records they released their (and our) first digital-only release, entitled CBC Radio 3 Sessions.
The CBC Radio 3 Sessions arrived on April 1st, 2008 exclusively through iTunes and Zunior.com. It features old friends Jesse Zubot (Fond of Tigers, Zubot and Dawson) on violin and Peggy Lee on cello and more than a few of the Chaps’ favourite songs, including "Fresh Horses”, “Migratory Birds”, and a cover of the Echo and the Bunnymen classic, “The Killing Moon”, to name a few. During their reign as unsung Canadian alt-country heroes, the Chaps toured the Canadian and US wilderness extensively and performed with artists such as The Rheostatics, The Handsome Family, and Stars. Their brooding, jangly orchestral folk music will make you come to the realization that life, although ultimately pointless, is also wonderful.