SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT OUT SEPTEMBER 16 VIA NEVADO RECORDS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
“feel-good dance music for the weird kids." - NPR
“intricately engaging pop tunes” - Exclaim!
“Working with famed producer Ben Allen, the sextet refined their sound, shifting their focus to rhythmic and percussive dexterity without sacrificing the soulfulness that made Believers’ ‘Bathtubs’ a hit.” - Flood Magazine
Photo Credit: Jaclyn Campanaro
This is a busy week for Royal Canoe. On Monday, the Winnipeg sextet were in studio at CBC’s q as the live guest, on Thursday they begin a lengthy North American tour, and on Friday their new record, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit is officially released. So to celebrate, they’re letting audiences stream their entire new LP courtesy of Consequence Of Sound.
After two years of writing and recording between tours, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit surfaced with a unique and intensified voice. It was co-produced and mixed by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter), who concentrated their 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.
In addition to a renewed sonic focus, Something Got Lost... 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.
Earlier, Royal Canoe premiered the video and first single, “Somersault” from their upcoming album via NPR Music who said “listening to the hypnotic rhythm of Matt Peters' vocals, you can parse the same wackiness that made bands like Alt-J, Simian Mobile Disco or even fellow Canadians Think About Life so singular. Ultimately, it's feel-good dance music for the weird kids.”
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're 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.
SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT TRACKLIST
Walk out on the Water
Living a Lie
Love You Like That
I Am Collapsing So Slowly
Out of the Beehive
How Long Is Your Life?
ROYAL CANOE TOUR DATES
09.15 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09.17 - Lethbridge, AB @ Love & Records Festival
09.18 - Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
09.19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09.23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
09.28 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
09.29 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
09.30 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
10.01 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
10.03 - Rossland, BC @ The Flying Steamshovel
10.05 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
10.06 - Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar and Grill
10.07 - Edmonton, AB @ UP+DT Festival
10.08 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol
10.18 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
10.19 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
10.20 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
10.21 & 10.22 - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10.26 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3
10.27 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10.28 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
10.29 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10.30 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
11.01 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
11.02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11.05 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11.07 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
11.09 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11.12 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry