ABIGAIL LAPELL REVEALS “DOWN BY THE WATER” VIDEO

WATCH AND SHARE “DOWN BY THE WATER” HERE

GETAWAY DUE OUT FEBRUARY 1, 2019 VIA COAX RECORDS / OUTSIDE

PRE-ORDER GETAWAY HERE

2019 TOUR DATES BEGIN JANUARY 24

“Haunting voice and impeccable guitar playing.” - CBC Radio 3

“Her pipes have a smoky smoothness that creeps into the memories of your heart and lingers gracefully.” - Exclaim!

“Haunting, gorgeous modern folk music.”- The Record

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Today, Abigail Lapell is sharing the new video for “Down By The Water” from her upcoming album, Getaway due out February 1 via Coax Records / Outside. The track is available to stream on all platforms this Friday.

Lapell told The Bluegrass Situation that “Down By The Water” is “a springtime song, so there’s a lot of imagery of renewal or redemption, and even some biblical symbolism, suggesting an escape to a better place — whether literal or metaphorical. The song evokes the idea of getting away somewhere isolated, away from the world, in order to rediscover your voice or calling — something that ultimately deepens your sense of connection to the world. Like a songwriting retreat!

The video also marks Lapell’s directorial debut which she says “was a really fun and surprisingly time-intensive process.” Filmed by Brittany Farhat at Union Sound Studios in Toronto and featuring Dana Sipos and producer Chris Stringer, the studio was where she recorded her previous album, Hide Nor Hair which won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017. “It’s also where I met my fiancé,” she adds. “So this video and location are particularly special to me.”

WATCH AND SHARE “DOWN BY THE WATER” HERE


Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock, Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs, mapping epic natural landscapes and deeply intimate, personal territory. For Getaway, Lapell spent time in the mountains, digging through her vault of unreleased material, and ended up with dozens of road songs to choose from. Working again with Stringer at Union Sound studio, she expanded her pool of collaborators, recruiting Christine Bougie (Bahamas) on lap steel, Dan Fortin (Bernice) on bass, and Jake Oelrichs (Run With The Kittens) on drums. Trumpeter and composer Rebecca Hennessy plays on “Sparrow for a Heart”—her trumpet swirling in a sublime duet with Lapell’s synth flute and electric guitar—and also arranged horn parts for band workout “Little Noise”, with Tom Richards on trombone. The latter, a subtle nod to the ‘Me Too’ movement, may even inspire listeners to get up and dance. The album also features longtime collaborators Lisa Bozikovic on piano and vocals, Dana Sipos on vocals, Rachael Cardiello on viola, and Joe Ernewein on pedal steel.

LISTEN AND SHARE “DEVIL IN THE DEEP” HERE

Getaway sounds fuller than Lapell’s previous records, her signature howl and warm, melodic guitar chops matched by a bluesy rhythm section. Building gang vocals on “Devil in the Deep” culminate in the entire band crying ‘Hallelujah, Amen’. Lapell and Stringer also incorporate otherworldly sounds, including an X-Files-like keyboard part on “UFO Song”, which tells the tale of a close encounter in rural Saskatchewan.

Yet there are also spacious piano interludes (“Leningrad”), and even an accordion tune (“Runaway”), that nod to how Lapell sounds playing solo. One of the record’s most striking moments is just acoustic guitar and two voices: Lapell and Sipos, captured live in a room together, harmonizing overtop plucked strings on the transfixing “Down by the Water”.

LISTEN AND SHARE “GONNA BE LEAVING” HERE

Closing the album, the other song about leaving, “Shape of a Mountain”, written in the Alberta Rockies during a Banff Centre artist residency, sets majestic scenes of wanderlust over cinematic strings (played by Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee, a Banff collaborator, and Toronto violinist Aline Homzy). The result is Lapell’s most eclectic and confident album to date.

Since the release of 2017’s Hide Nor Hair, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa, In The Dead Of Winter, Tiny Lights, and Folk On The Rocks. Watch for more tour dates from Lapell in the near future.

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GETAWAY TRACKLIST
01 Gonna Be Leaving
02 Ask Me No Questions
03 Devil In The Deep
04 Leningrad
05 Sparrow For A Hearth
06 Halfway To Mexico
07 UFO Song
08 Runaway
09 Down By The Water
10 Little Noise
11 Shape Of A Mountain


ABIGAIL LAPELL TOUR DATES
Jan 24 - Halifax NS - The Carleton | In the Dead Of Winter Festival
Feb 8 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
Feb 9 - Hanover, NH - Skinny Pancake
Feb 11 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
Feb 13-17 - Montreal, QC - Folk Alliance
Feb 18 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Feb 20 - Ottawa, ON - Irene's
Feb 25 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
Feb 27 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Mar 2 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 3 - St. Clements, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 5 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 6 - Niverville, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 7 - Altona, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 8 - Cartwright, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 9 - Wawanesa, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 10 - Birtle, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 12 - Kelwood, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 13 - Baldur, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 14 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 15 - Winnipeg, MB - Prairie Ink
Mar 17 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9
Mar 19 - Saskatoon, SK - 134 Homemade Jam
Mar 20 - Red Deer, AB - House Concert
Mar 22 - Edmonton, AB- TBA
Mar 23 - Calgary, AB - Cornerstone Music Cafe
Mar 28 - Vancouver, BC- The WISE Hall
Mar 30- Vernon, BC- TBA

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ABIGAIL LAPELL SHARES “DEVIL IN THE DEEP” FROM UPCOMING LP

LISTEN AND SHARE “DEVIL IN THE DEEP” HERE

GETAWAY DUE OUT FEBRUARY 1, 2019 VIA COAX RECORDS / OUTSIDE

PRE-ORDER GETAWAY HERE

2019 TOUR DATES BEGIN JANUARY 24

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Today, Abigail Lapell is sharing another new track from her upcoming third LP Getaway, due out February 1 via Coax Records / Outside,. “Devil In The Deep” is “kind of a rock anthem that's equal parts religious symbolism and nursery rhyme,” says Lapell. “I'm fascinated by these very stylized, mythical kinds of language – the devil in music is such a timeless cliche, and water slash redemption imagery crops up a lot in my songs on this album. To me the devil figure in this song is something dark and enthralling but also a bit playful, like a trickster – maybe a good metaphor for the process of creating art.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “DEVIL IN THE DEEP” HERE

Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock, Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs, mapping epic natural landscapes and deeply intimate, personal territory. The Toronto vocalist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist has released two acclaimed solo albums. Hide Nor Hair, her Chris Stringer-produced sophomore LP, won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017.

For Getaway, Lapell spent time in the mountains, digging through her vault of unreleased material, and ended up with dozens of road songs to choose from. Working again with Stringer at Toronto’s Union Sound studio, she expanded her pool of collaborators, recruiting Christine Bougie (Bahamas) on lap steel, Dan Fortin (Bernice) on bass, and Jake Oelrichs (Run With The Kittens) on drums. Trumpeter and composer Rebecca Hennessy plays on “Sparrow for a Heart”—her trumpet swirling in a sublime duet with Lapell’s synth flute and electric guitar—and also arranged horn parts for band workout “Little Noise”, with Tom Richards on trombone. The latter, a subtle nod to the ‘Me Too’ movement, may even inspire listeners to get up and dance. The album also features longtime collaborators Lisa Bozikovic on piano and vocals, Dana Sipos on vocals, Rachael Cardiello on viola, and Joe Ernewein on pedal steel.

Getaway sounds fuller than Lapell’s previous records, her signature howl and warm, melodic guitar chops matched by a bluesy rhythm section. Building gang vocals on “Devil in the Deep” culminate in the entire band crying ‘Hallelujah, Amen’. Lapell and Stringer also incorporate otherworldly sounds, including an X-Files-like keyboard part on “UFO Song”, which tells the tale of a close encounter in rural Saskatchewan.

Yet there are also spacious piano interludes (“Leningrad”), and even an accordion tune (“Runaway”), that nod to how Lapell sounds playing solo. One of the record’s most striking moments is just acoustic guitar and two voices: Lapell and Sipos, captured live in a room together, harmonizing overtop plucked strings on the transfixing “Down by the Water”.

LISTEN AND SHARE “GONNA BE LEAVING” HERE

Closing the album, the other song about leaving, “Shape of a Mountain”, written in the Alberta Rockies during a Banff Centre artist residency, sets majestic scenes of wanderlust over cinematic strings (played by Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee, a Banff collaborator, and Toronto violinist Aline Homzy). The result is Lapell’s most eclectic and confident album to date.

Since the release of 2017’s Hide Nor Hair, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa, In The Dead Of Winter, Tiny Lights, and Folk On The Rocks. Watch for more tour dates from Lapell in the near future.

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DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

GETAWAY TRACKLIST
01 Gonna Be Leaving
02 Ask Me No Questions
03 Devil In The Deep
04 Leningrad
05 Sparrow For A Hearth
06 Halfway To Mexico
07 UFO Song
08 Runaway
09 Down By The Water
10 Little Noise
11 Shape Of A Mountain

ABIGAIL LAPELL TOUR DATES
Jan 24- Halifax NS - The Carleton | In the Dead Of Winter Festival
Feb 8 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
Feb 9 - Hanover, NH - Skinny Pancake
Feb 11 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
Feb 13-17 - Montreal, QC - Folk Alliance
Feb 18 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Feb 20 - Ottawa, ON - Irene's
Feb 25 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
Feb 27 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Mar 2 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 3 - St. Clements, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 5 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 6 - Niverville, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 7 - Altona, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 8 - Cartwright, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 9 - Wawanesa, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 10 - Birtle, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 12 - Kelwood, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 13 - Baldur, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 14 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 15 - Winnipeg, MB - Prairie Ink
Mar 17 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9
Mar 19 - Saskatoon, SK - 134 Homemade Jam
Mar 20 - Red Deer, AB - House Concert
Mar 22 - Edmonton, AB- TBA
Mar 23 - Calgary, AB - Cornerstone Music Cafe
Mar 28 - Vancouver, BC- The WISE Hall
Mar 30- Vernon, BC- TBA

ABIGAIL LAPELL ONLINE
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ABIGAIL LAPELL ANNOUNCES NEW LP, SHARES FIRST SINGLE

LISTEN AND SHARE “GONNA BE LEAVING” HERE

GETAWAY DUE OUT FEBRUARY 1, 2019 VIA COAX RECORDS / OUTSIDE

PRE-ORDER GETAWAY HERE

TOUR DATES BEGIN NOVEMBER 30

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 Photo Credit : Gaelle Legrand  // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

 Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs, mapping epic natural landscapes and deeply intimate, personal territory. The Toronto vocalist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist has released two acclaimed solo albums. Hide Nor Hair, her Chris Stringer-produced sophomore LP, won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017.

Getaway, Lapell’s ambitious third release due out February 1, 2019 via Coax Records / Outside, is bookended by songs about leaving. LP opener and first single “Gonna Be Leaving” echoes with the irony of someone who threatens to leave yet never goes—and the certainty that, sooner or later, every relationship will end.

“This is one of my favourite tunes on the album, and one of the most fun to play live,” says Lapell. “The song started as a guitar part that I couldn’t get out of my head, this insistent line that keeps circling back on itself, doubled by the vocals in a sing-song rhyme all about the contradictions of couplehood: the push and pull of independence versus commitment, trying to make it work even against the odds, or trying to leave and not being able to.

At the heart of these anxieties, to me, is the idea of impermanence in any relationship (one way or another, one partner will ultimately be the first to exit). I recently got engaged, so these themes have been on my mind! I love how the band builds on that simple, recurring melodic idea with a heartbeat rhythm section, tiptoeing piano, and overlapping harmonies that rise to a halting finale, rich with ambivalence.”

For Getaway, Lapell spent time in the mountains, digging through her vault of unreleased material, and ended up with dozens of road songs to choose from. Working again with Stringer at Toronto’s Union Sound studio, she expanded her pool of collaborators, recruiting Christine Bougie (Bahamas) on lap steel, Dan Fortin (Bernice) on bass, and Jake Oelrichs (Run With The Kittens) on drums. Trumpeter and composer Rebecca Hennessy plays on “Sparrow for a Heart”—her trumpet swirling in a sublime duet with Lapell’s synth flute and electric guitar—and also arranged horn parts for band workout “Little Noise”, with Tom Richards on trombone. The latter, a subtle nod to the ‘Me Too’ movement, may even inspire listeners to get up and dance. The album also features longtime collaborators Lisa Bozikovic on piano and vocals, Dana Sipos on vocals, Rachael Cardiello on viola, and Joe Ernewein on pedal steel.

Getaway sounds fuller than Lapell’s previous records, her signature howl and warm, melodic guitar chops matched by a bluesy rhythm section. Building gang vocals on “Devil in the Deep” culminate in the entire band crying ‘Hallelujah, Amen’. Lapell and Stringer also incorporate otherworldly sounds, including an X-Files-like keyboard part on “UFO Song”, which tells the tale of a close encounter in rural Saskatchewan.

Yet there are also spacious piano interludes (“Leningrad”), and even an accordion tune (“Runaway”), that nod to how Lapell sounds playing solo. One of the record’s most striking moments is just acoustic guitar and two voices: Lapell and Sipos, captured live in a room together, harmonizing overtop plucked strings on the transfixing “Down by the Water”.

Closing the album, the other song about leaving, “Shape of a Mountain”, written in the Alberta Rockies during a Banff Centre artist residency, sets majestic scenes of wanderlust over cinematic strings (played by Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee, a Banff collaborator, and Toronto violinist Aline Homzy). The result is Lapell’s most eclectic and confident album to date.

Since the release of 2017’s Hide Nor Hair, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa, In The Dead Of Winter, Tiny Lights, and Folk On The Rocks. Watch for more tour dates from Lapell in the near future.

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DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

GETAWAY TRACKLIST

01 Gonna Be Leaving
02 Ask Me No Questions
03 Devil In The Deep
04 Leningrad
05 Sparrow For A Hearth
06 Halfway To Mexico
07 UFO Song
08 Runaway
09 Down By The Water
10 Little Noise
11 Shape Of A Mountain

 
ABIGAIL LAPELL TOUR DATES
Nov 30 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
Dec 1 - Montreal, QC - Rocket Science Room
Jan 25-27 - Halifax NS - In the Dead Of Winter Festival
Feb 8 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
Feb 9 - Hanover, NH - Skinny Pancake
Feb 11 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim
Feb 13-17 - Montreal, QC - Folk Alliance
Feb 18 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Feb 20 - Ottawa, ON - Irene's
Feb 24 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah
Feb 27 - Toronto, ON - The Burdock
Mar 2 - Winnipeg, MB -Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 3 - St. Clements, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 5 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 6 - Niverville, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 7 - Altona, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 8 - Cartwright, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 9 - Wawanesa, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 10 - Birtle, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 12 - Kelwood, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 13 - Baldur, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 14 - Winnipeg, MB - Home Routes House Concert Tour
Mar 15 - Winnipeg, MB - Prairie Ink
Mar 17 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9
Mar 19 - Saskatoon, SK - 134 Homemade Jam
Mar 20 - Red Deer, AB - House Concert
Mar 22 - Edmonton, AB- TBA
Mar 23 - Calgary, AB - Cornerstone Music Cafe
Mar 28 - Vancouver, BC- The WISE Hall
Mar 30- Vernon, BC- TBA

ABIGAIL LAPELL ONLINE
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
BANDCAMP


COAX RECORDS