FEDERAL LIGHTS STREAMS COEUR DE LION AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE
WINNIPEG FIVE-PIECE OFFERS UP ADVANCE LISTEN OF ACCLAIMED NEW LP OUT JANUARY 29 VIA APORIA RECORDS
CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 26
“Coeur de Lion is a stunner” Winnipeg Free Press
“uplifting synths, gorgeous piano, and dramatic crescendos that showcase the group's knack for lush, layered orchestral pop” Exclaim!
“a brilliant record” Beatroute
“Mesmerizing, stormy and filled with electrifying tension, this is a must-listen” The Manitoban
With only a week left until the official release of Federal Light’s new LP, Coeur de Lion, the Winnipeg five-piece is celebrating with a stream of the full album, courtesy of Exclaim!. Produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), Coeur de Lion travels through points of pressure, regret, solace, anticipation, and disquiet, without ever losing sight. The album follows up We Were Found In The Fog, which won the Western Canadian Music Award for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year.
Set for release on January 29 via Aporia Records, Coeur de Lion finds a sense of beauty by examining the gravity of everyday moments. A song might be about riding transit and overhearing a kid say something obvious that feels profound; it might be about experiencing the harder edges of city life and the emotional toll that can take. What ties their songs together is hope – in even the most haunting songs there’s a morsel of it. “I find it uplifting that there’s some hope in the saddest of situations,” says frontman Jean-Guy Roy.
Beginning on February 26, Federal Lights takes to the road for a string of tour dates throughout Eastern Canada and Ontario. More tour dates will be announced shortly.
FEDERAL LIGHTS TOUR DATES
Feb 26 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
Feb 27 - Montreal, QC - Grumpy’s
Feb 29 - Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
Mar 2 - Moncton, NB - Plan B
Mar 3 - Halifax, NS - Gus’ Pub
Mar 4 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba’s
Mar 5 - Saint John, NB - Pepper’s Pub
Mar 10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
MORE DATES TBA