REMAINS OUT OCTOBER 26 VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC
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Earlier this summer, Montreal duo Folly & The Hunter returned from hiatus with fresh energy, bearing a captivating and polished set of sophisticated, cinematic indie-pop, fronted by their gritty new single, “Remain”. Today, the Montreal based band of multi-instrumentalists Laurie Torres (Rae Spoon, Little Scream, Land of Talk) and Nick Vallee are revealing their upcoming album, Remains, and sharing the album’s opening track “Now I Know”.
Due out October 26 via Outside Music, Remains is filled with striking melodies and tightly woven rhythms which come together to immediately strike the ear. Recorded over 2 weeks at the Tragically Hip’s Bathouse Studios, the goal was to get the band sequestered into a studio without outside distractions and have them live and breathe the making of this album. Engineer Nyles Spencer was a source of technical inspiration with Nick handling bass and guitar duties while Laurie played most of the other instruments. Mathieu Parisien (Karkwa, Patrick Watson, Aidan Knight) mixed the album.
Having previously recorded as a quartet, the pair had made their sketches of the songs at their Montreal rehearsal space and fleshed them out fully in Bath. Both Laurie and Nick used the loose and relaxed environment to get back to the enjoyment they had when they first started collaborating.
Their lead single, “Remain”, is the track that catalyzed their new upbeat feel. Organically grown out of an improvisation, experimenting with grittier sounds and more driving rhythms, “Remain” moved the group past the stylistic constraints of their previous work.
While performing on the road with Little Scream, Laurie became pals with Nik Ewing from Local Natives, who was enlisted to design the album artwork for Remains. His work conveys the free spirit and sense of abandon the band felt while making the album.
Folly & The Hunter’s las album, Awake, saw them touring with Half Moon Run and dates with James Vincent McMorrow. Their magnetic sound has made them a favourite among music supervisors, with placements in the Melissa McCarthy show “Nobodies”; ABC Family drama The Fosters; Saving Hope; Cracked; MTV’s Awkward; Teen Mom; Rookie Blue; Private Eyes; Netflix Switched at Birth; Degrassi :The Next Generation; and Heartland, hooking thousands of new fans and earning over a million plays on Spotify, hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits, and Apple music streams.