The duo of David Ertel and Ben Borden, otherwise known as Solar Year, first gained widespread notice for their "Brotherhood" single which received favorable attention from Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs. bear, & Stereogum and soon saw release by Montreal imprint Arbtus (Grimes, TOPS, Blue Hawaii).
April 2013 brings Solar Year's full-length debut, Waverly, out on Ceremony in North America & Canada and Splendour in Europe. Labeled as a "re-release" of an album that was quietly released in limited quantities during summer 2012 in Montreal, the vinyl release of Waverly is a unique take on bringing a brilliant album to a broader audience. As an album and a project striving to set itself apart from the status quo, Solar Year returned to Waverly late 2012 to give the album just that extra little bit of the work it deserved, and as a result pushes what one might expect from a single album into a new level of artistic freedom and creativity. Waverly will now be presented as a revamped experience entirely re-mastered, newly mixed, and re-sequenced with updates on several tracks and including unreleased material.