FIGURE WALKING SHARES NEW VIDEO FROM POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED ALBUM

WATCH AND SHARE “SUMMER HAZE” HERE

FIGURE WALKING, THE NEW BAND FROM, SONGWRITER GREG MACPHERSON, DEBUT LP THE BIG OTHER LONG LISTED FOR THIRD POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

SUMMER TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK IN SK, AB, & MB

“...dub-oriented grooves and flashes of serrated post-punk guitar stutters, there’s an exchange of wiry and rhythmic, which works to console the tension of political and social commentary, deliberately setting the tone for you to get up and move.” - BeatRoute

“...there's liberation hardwired into these songs that could wake even the most comatose from his or her complacency.” Exclaim! 9/10


PHOTO CREDIT : Kristian Jordan // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Earlier this year, Figure Walking’s debut LP, The Big Other, was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. Built on Greg MacPherson’s powerful songwriting, and the relentless backbone of Rob Gardiner’s drumming, The Big Other brings MacPherson’s songwriting into choice company, marking his third Polaris Music Prize nomination.

Today, the duo is sharing the new video for album track “Summer Haze”, directed and edited by award winning performance and multi-media artist Linnea Swan. “The video is both beautiful and unsettling,” says MacPherson. “Are we all not stumbling along an uncertain path, as ridiculous as we are beautiful in our approach?"

WATCH AND SHARE “SUMMER HAZE” HERE

With lots of summer left, Figure Walking is headed out for another leg of tour dates this week in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Regina before heading home to Winnipeg to celebrate the release of The Big Other. MacPherson and Gardiner will also take the stage at Interstellar Rodeo in August. Full tour dates can be found below.

Based in Winnipeg, infamous as Canada's coldest, most racist city, have taken social criticism and justice to heart with their new record The Big Other, creating a record that is meaningful, unconventional, and exciting. Out now via Disintegration Records, the album accomplishes the rare feat of presenting big ideas on a foundation of dance beats, electric guitar, and storytelling. The jagged, arthouse post-punk of “Submarines” and “Spring Thaw” demand movement. “Blue World”, with its gauzy swells of aquatic guitar, thumping bass lines, and vivid soundscapes, is a hopeful anthem to reconciliation and possibility. “Singapore”, puts the average hot-blooded North American on a plain dropping into the Pacific, where lust and the no longer exotic combine in the celebrity image of Janet Jackson and a renewed 30 something romance.

WATCH AND SHARE “SUBMARINES” HERE

If there’s a mission statement drilled into The Big Other, it comes at the surprise ending of “Funeral”, a swirling barrage of cheerleading gang vocals that command, “let’s just try to celebrate, dance until this all makes sense.”

In MacPherson and Gardiner’s own words, “Figure Walking is our attempt as artists to focus on who we are in the present and to take ownership of what we’re bringing into the world, with an eye on a better future.”

MacPherson is a G7 Welcoming Committee Records alumni whose music was never strictly ideological or easily categorized. His past two solo albums, Mr. Invitation and Fireball, have both been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.

FIGURE WALKING TOUR DATES
Jul 26 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
Jul 27 - Edmonton, AB @ Buckingham
Jul 28 - Calgary, AB @ Nite Owl
Jul 29 - Regina, SK @ The German Club
Aug 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will
Aug 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo

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GREG MACPHERSON’S FIGURE WALKING SHARES NEW VIDEO

WATCH AND SHARE “SUBMARINE” HERE

OUT TODAY VIA DISINTEGRATION RECORDS, THE BIG OTHER, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM FIGURE WALKING, THE NEW BAND FROM POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED SONGWRITER GREG MACPHERSON

SPRING TOUR DATES BEGIN APRIL 28. MORE DATES TBA

“a debut that commands attention from a duo of long-time collaborators: ten songs built around Rob Gardiner's uncompromising percussion and Greg MacPherson's powerful and sometimes dissonant six-string” - Exclaim! 9/10

“...dub-oriented grooves and flashes of serrated post-punk guitar stutters, there’s an exchange of wiry and rhythmic, which works to console the tension of political and social commentary, deliberately setting the tone for you to get up and move.” - BeatRoute


PHOTO CREDIT : Kristian Jordan // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Figure Walking celebrate the release of their debut album with the new video for “Submarine” and the addition of Western Canadian tour dates to their current spring and summer tour route. Full tour dates can be found below.

Directed by Winnipeg actor and photographer Kristian Jordan and Figure Walking drummer and Film Master’s candidate Rob Gardiner the video for “Submarine” captures “the treacherous aftermath of winter, the beauty of Spring - the ugliest season - and the murky tension of painfully average people living as well as we can under circumstances outside of our control,” says Greg MacPherson. “So many mothers, sisters, and daughters suffer violence and oppression from the men closest to them. ‘Submarine’ relates that suffocating reality to the waters and winters of Winnipeg.”

WATCH AND SHARE “SUBMARINE” HERE

Figure Walking is the two-piece of Polaris Music Prize nominated songwriter Greg MacPherson and drummer Rob Gardiner. Based in Winnipeg, infamous as Canada's coldest, most racist city, they have taken social criticism and justice to heart with The Big Other.

Out today via Disintegration Records, The Big Other accomplishes the rare feat of presenting big ideas on a foundation of dance beats, electric guitar, and storytelling. The jagged, arthouse post-punk of “Submarine” and “Spring Thaw” demand movement. “Blue World”, with its gauzy swells of aquatic guitar, thumping bass lines, and vivid soundscapes, is a hopeful anthem to reconciliation and possibility. “Singapore”, puts the average hot-blooded North American on a plain dropping into the Pacific, where lust and the no longer exotic combine in the celebrity image of Janet Jackson and a renewed 30 something romance.

If there’s a mission statement drilled into The Big Other, it comes at the surprise ending of “Funeral”, a swirling barrage of cheerleading gang vocals that command, “let’s just try to celebrate, dance until this all makes sense.”

In MacPherson and Gardiner’s own words, “Figure Walking is our attempt as artists to focus on who we are in the present and to take ownership of what we’re bringing into the world, with an eye on a better future.”

MacPherson is a G7 Welcoming Committee Records alumni whose music was never strictly ideological or easily categorized. His past two solo albums, Mr. Invitation and Fireball, have both been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.

FIGURE WALKING TOUR DATES
Apr 28 - Guelph @ Van Gogh's Ear
Apr 29 - Kingston @ the Mansion House
Apr 30 - Toronto @ Trazac (5pm show)
May 2 - Hamilton @ Casbah (early show)
May 4 - Quebec City @ Alejandro's
May 5 - Trois-Rivieres @ Microbrasserie Le Temps d'une Pinte
May 6 - Montreal @Bistro de Paris
May 7 - Windsor @ Phog Lounge
May 18 - Kortrijk, BE @ TBA
May 26 - Copenhagen, DK @ Sorte Rene
May 27 - Braunshweig, DE @ Nexus
May 29 - Halle, DE @ Breite Straße Community Space
May 30 - Leipzig, DE @ Horns Erben
May 31 - Hamburg, DE @ Helter Skelter Bar
June 1 - Solingen, DE @ Waldmeister
June 2 - Kassel, DE @ Krug
June 4 - Kortrijk, BE @ TBA
Jun 21-25 - Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
Jun 30 - Saint John, NB @ Festival
Jul 1 - Saint John, NB @ Festival
Jul 26 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
Jul 27 - Edmonton, AB @ Buckingham
Jul 29 - Calgary, AB @ Nite Owl
Aug 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will
*MORE DATES TBA*

 

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THE BIG OTHER TRACK LISTING
SIDE A
1. Sounds
2. Submarine
3. The Country
4. Summer Haze
5. Blue World

SIDE B
1. Victorious
2. Singapore
3.  Spring Thaw
4.  Funeral
5.  Call Me Up

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FIGURE WALKING STREAMS ALBUM AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE

STREAM THE BIG OTHER HERE VIA EXCLAIM!

SPRING TOUR DATES BEGIN APRIL 28. MORE DATES TBA

FIGURE WALKING, THE NEW BAND FROM POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED SONGWRITER GREG MACPHERSON, DEBUT LP THE BIG OTHER DUE OUT APRIL 28 VIA DISINTEGRATION RECORDS


PHOTO CREDIT : Kristian Jordan // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Figure Walking are streaming their upcoming debut LP, The Big Other, a week ahead of its release courtesy of Exclaim!. Figure Walking is the two-piece of Polaris Music Prize nominated songwriter Greg MacPherson and drummer Rob Gardiner. Based in Winnipeg, infamous as Canada's coldest, most racist city, they have taken social criticism and justice to heart with The Big Other.

STREAM THE BIG OTHER HERE VIA EXCLAIM!

Due out April 28 via Disintegration Records, The Big Other accomplishes the rare feat of presenting big ideas on a foundation of dance beats, electric guitar, and storytelling. The jagged, arthouse post-punk of “Submarines” and “Spring Thaw” demand movement. “Blue World”, with its gauzy swells of aquatic guitar, thumping bass lines, and vivid soundscapes, is a hopeful anthem to reconciliation and possibility. “Singapore”, puts the average hot-blooded North American on a plain dropping into the Pacific, where lust and the no longer exotic combine in the celebrity image of Janet Jackson and a renewed 30 something romance.

If there’s a mission statement drilled into The Big Other, it comes at the surprise ending of “Funeral”, a swirling barrage of cheerleading gang vocals that command, “let’s just try to celebrate, dance until this all makes sense.”

In MacPherson and Gardiner’s own words, “Figure Walking is our attempt as artists to focus on who we are in the present and to take ownership of what we’re bringing into the world, with an eye on a better future.”

MacPherson is a G7 Welcoming Committee Records alumni whose music was never strictly ideological or easily categorized. His past two solo albums, Mr. Invitation and Fireball, have both been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.

FIGURE WALKING TOUR DATES
Apr 28 - Guelph @ Van Gogh's Ear
Apr 29 - Kingston @ the Mansion House
Apr 30 - Toronto @ Trazac (5pm show)
May 2 - Hamilton @ Casbah (early show)
May 4 - Quebec City @ Alejandro's
May 5 - Trois-Rivieres @ Microbrasserie Le Temps d'une Pinte
May 6 - Montreal @Bistro de Paris
May 7 - Windsor @ Phog Lounge
May 18 - Kortrijk, BE @ TBA
May 26 - Copenhagen, DK @ Sorte Rene
May 27 - Braunshweig, DE @ Nexus
May 29 - Halle, DE @ Breite Straße Community Space
May 30 - Leipzig, DE @ Horns Erben
May 31 - Hamburg, DE @ Helter Skelter Bar
June 1 - Solingen, DE @ Waldmeister
June 2 - Kassel, DE @ Krug
June 3 - Erfurt, DE @ TBA
June 4 - Kortrijk, BE @ TBA

*MORE DATES TBA*


DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

THE BIG OTHER TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1. Sounds
2. Submarine
3. The Country
4. Summer Haze
5. Blue World

SIDE B
1. Victorious
2. Singapore
3.  Spring Thaw
4.  Funeral
5.  Call Me Up

FIGURE WALKING ONLINE
TWITTER
FACEBOOK

DISINTEGRATION RECORDS
WEBSITE