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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - THE WAVES, THE WAKE (ACOUSTIC)
LABEL : NETTWERK // RELEASE DATE : NOVEMBER 8, 2019


Great Lake Swimmers are announcing the new acoustic version of their latest LP, The Waves, The Wake, out November 8. “There were a handful of demos from the album recording that were very scaled back and stark,” says songwriter Tony Dekker. “I recorded a few more with producer Joe Lapinski – those turned out so well that we decided to do a full album of acoustic versions from The Waves, The Wake. No frills, no weighty production, just voice and guitar. It’s meant to be a companion piece to our latest release.”

The limited edition LP is available on 180-gram vinyl, with original artwork by Niagara artist Geoff Farnsworth.

Released late last year, The Waves, The Wake was recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound). On the LP, Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. Each song on the album is brought to life in its own distinctive way, using an acoustic palette that includes woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ.

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Great Lake Swimmers have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and won a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group. They have shared the stage as support for such musical luminaries as Robert Plant, Feist, and Calexico, and have appeared as headliners for many of Canada’s major Folk Music festivals. Their relentless touring schedule and countless live shows have helped them develop devoted fan bases across Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and many points beyond. Mojo dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.”

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TTHE WAVES, THE WAKE (ACOUSTIC) TRACKLIST
01 The Talking Wind (Acoustic)
02 In A Certain Light (Acoustic)
03 Alone But Not Alone (Acoustic)
04 Falling Apart (Acoustic)
05 Side Effects (Acoustic)
06 The Real Work (Acoustic)
07 Root Systems (Acoustic)
08 Unmaking The Bed (Acoustic)
09 Visions Of A Different World (Acoustic)
10 Holding Nothing Back (Acoustic)
11 Mouth Of Flames (Acoustic)
12 The Open Sea (Acoustic)


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