BEN CAPLAN PREMIERES “BIRDS WITH BROKEN WINGS” VIDEO, ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINNING FEBRUARY 24
NEW ALBUM, BIRDS WITH BROKEN WINGS, OUT NOW VIA COALITION MUSIC
"...Caplan comes onto the scene with all of the brooding sentiment of 10 billion roaring lions and their horn ensemble...one thing is for sure – Caplan’s got style." - PopMatters
“...full of rousing choruses, eclectic instrumentation and dramatic and spooky lyricism. The songs are distant cousins to both Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello.” - CBC Music
“Expertly toeing the line between lush, orchestral folk and gruff, rough-and-tumble blues, Birds with Broken Wings is an entrancing and dynamic listen” - Exclaim!
“Both romantic and dilapidated. Warning: Masterpiece” - Le Droit
Acclaimed Halifax artist Ben Caplan has premiered the video for his song “Birds With Broken Wings” today courtesy of Gigwise. “The video for ‘Birds With Broken Wings’, like the music and the lyrics of the song, is an exploration of beauty and chaos,” says Caplan. “Striving for an idea of perfection and arriving at place worse than imperfect. It's a video about struggle, articulated by dancers, and it was exciting for me to work on a project in which I could collaborate with artists in that medium."
Caplan has also announced his upcoming North American run, which begins on February 24 making stops along the East Coast and throughout Quebec. Tickets are on sale now and more info can be found at http://bencaplan.ca/. See full list of dates below.
Out now on Coalition Music, Birds With Broken Wings was produced by Montreal rapper/hip-hop/klezmer artist Josh “Socalled” Dolgin and mixed by Renauld Letang (Feist, Manu Chau), and features some 35 guest musicians and collaborators on 12 tracks recorded over the course of three intense and productive weeks of 10-hour days in the studio.
The ultimate focus of the album remains steadfastly on Caplan’s vocals, songwriting, and storytelling, which have already won him Nova Scotia’s 2012 Entertainer of the Year and the East Coast Music Award for Rising Star Recording of the Year for 2013. He has shared stages with acts ranging from Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors to The Staves and Blondie, and played major festivals around the world including the U.K.’s Glastonbury.
BEN CAPLAN & THE CASUAL SMOKERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Feb 24 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi’s Half Note
Feb 25 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Other Side
Feb 26 - Colorado Springs, CO - Triple Nickel Tavern
Mar 3 - Knoxville, TN - Barley’s
Mar 4 - Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
Mar 5 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade – Purgatory
Mar 6 - Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
Mar 8 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Music
Mar 10 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
Mar 11 - Baltimore, MD - The Metro Gallery
Mar 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
Mar 15 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Mar 17 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13
Mar 19 - Charlottetown, PEI - Confederation Centre of the Arts
Mar 26 - Quebec City, QC - Le Sous-Sol du Cercle
Mar 27 - Lavaltrie, QC - Chasse Galerie
Mar 30 - Sudbury, ON - The Townhouse
Mar 31 - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC - Cabaret-Theatre du Vieux St-Jean
Apr 1 - Gatineau, QC - Cabaret La Basoche
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