MENTAL HEALTH DUE OUT AUGUST 16 VIA COAX RECORDS
TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 14
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Mental Health is non-binary musician Rae Spoon’s tenth full-length album and is the culmination of eighteen years of releasing records and touring internationally. Rae is known for giving a voice to perspectives that are not as often heard. Due out August 16 on Coax Records, the album traces their personal journey with mental health through eight indie-pop songs. From inter-generational trauma to losing people to suicide the issues raised are more than surface deep and ask hard questions about how to cope with mental pain. The album was recorded at the Noise Floor on Gabriola Island with members of the Pack AD and fuses rock drums and guitar with Rae’s enigmatic voice.
The first single from the LP, “I Can’t Sleep” is a pop song about insomnia and features singer Becky Black from the Pack AD. Rae says about the song: “I like to write songs about things that happen to me, but I haven’t heard a lot of songs directly about it. Like so many people, I struggle with insomnia and there’s something other-wordly about being awake when everyone else is asleep. I try to take the listener to that world with the music.”
This summer Rae, will take to the road to support Mental Health with a run of tour dates throughout Canada. Full tour dates can be found below.
PRAISE FOR RAE SPOON
“...a joyful summation of their journey.” - CBC Music (on “Do Whatever The Heck You Want”)
“Rae Spoon is one of the most important musicians working in Canada today.” – Now Magazine
“The mark of a gifted songwriter is the ability to create the most emotion with the fewest notes. Rae Spoon is a master of restraint, conveying both hope and hurt at once through
simple melodies.” – Exclaim!
Aug 14 Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret w/Kimmortal and LAL
Aug 15 Victoria, BC - Victoria Event Centre w/Kimmortal and LAL
Aug 16 Seattle, WA - Woodland Theatre w/LAL
Sep 5 Halifax, NS - Rad Storm
Sep 6 Ottawa, ON - Pressed
Sep 7 Toronto, ON - Gladstone Ballroom
Sep 10 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
Sep 11 New Westminster, BC - House Concert
Sep 12 Vancouver, BC - Fringe Bar
Sep 13 Edmonton, AB - Aviary w/Wares
Sep 14 Calgary, AB - The Eddy w/Wares
Sep 25 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal w/Gigi French