WINNIPEG’S ROYAL CANOE SET TO RELEASE NEW LP, SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT, SEPTEMBER 16 VIA NEVADO RECORDS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH PLANTS & ANIMALS BEGIN JUNE 8
After two years of writing and recording between tours, Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe are ready to announce Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, which sees the genre-mashers return with a unique and intensified voice. Set for release on September 16 via Nevado Records, the album follows up their critically acclaimed and JUNO Award nominated sophomore album, Today We’re Believers. The band will be performing tracks from their upcoming album on tour as they head out in support of Plants & Animals beginning on June 8. Full tour dates can be found below.
While in studio recording Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, co-producer and mixer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) concentrated the band’s sound-crafting attention on two fundamental elements: drums and vocals. Royal Canoe has always had an intensively rhythmic heart and that is more the case than ever. Their lyrics grow organically out of an addictive percussive flow and the unique topography of each track. Reinforcing their vocal and percussive core allowed them to be more adventurous with experimentation; more determined in their ongoing pursuit of the elusive musicality that can be found in collisions between digital and analogue worlds. In addition to their their usual buffet of synthesizers, effects pedals and homemade samples, late nights lead to to rabbit-holes of attaching contact mics to water bottles to play them like percussion instruments and convoluting synths through beluga whale field recordings. Snippets of album can be heard throughout the new album teaser video, directed by Camren Friesen.
In addition to a renewed sonic focus, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit brings an emotional clarity. But it’s a particular kind of clarity: one you experience when what’s most clear is that you’re really unsure about what’s happening with your life or, unsure about what happened to the life you once took for granted, while you were off experiencing stuff, being busy, accomplishing things. Life, and especially the life of musicians, tends to be shaped by an ebb and flow of leaving and returning, cycling between an extroverted, transient mode of being and one of introversion and staying put. Within the broader cycles, even our most important relationships can shift, morph and drift, no matter how much we try to hold them steady.
Almost three years have passed since the release of Royal Canoe’s sophomore album Today We’re Believers. Those years were full. The band played 200 shows, which included tours with the likes of Alt J and Bombay Bicycle Club, and stops at major festivals like Bonaroo, Iceland Airwaves, and Osheaga. The hard work paid off. Today We Are Believers received critical acclaim, was nominated for Alternative Album of the Year at the Junos, and won Best Independent Album at Western Canadian Music Awards.
PHOTO CREDIT : BILL ACHESON
June 8 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s *
June 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
June 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room *
June 14 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee *
June 15 - Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar *
June 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial *
June 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *
June 18 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
June 21 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
June 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
August 20 - Invermere, BC @ Invermere MusicFest
August 21 - Rock Creek, BC @ Ponderosa Festival
* supporting Plants & Animals
SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT TRACKLIST
2. Walk out on the Water
3. Living a Lie
5. Love You Like That
6. I Am Collapsing So Slowly
8. Out of the Beehive
10. How Long Is Your Life?
11. BB Gun