GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE MORE SUMMER TOUR DATES

TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 29 - TICKETS ON SALE JULY 12

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Having just completed a run of dates throughout Canada in June, the JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Great Lake Swimmers are ready to head back out for another run of Summer tour dates beginning August 29. Tickets for all dates are on sale Friday, July 12, 2019 at www.greatlakeswimmers.com. Full tour dates can be found below. 

Great Lake Swimmers recently recorded covers of Jason Molina’s “The Dark Don’t Hide It”, PJ Harvey’s “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love”, and the opening track, “The Talking Wind, from their latest LP, The Waves, The Wake, for The Influences series in Utrecht.

WATCH AND SHARE “THE DARK DON’T HIDE IT” (JASON MOLINA) HERE

 Out now via Nettwerk, The Waves, The Wake was recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound). On the LP, Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. Each song on the album is brought to life in its own distinctive way, using an acoustic palette that includes woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ.

STREAM OR PURCHASE THE WAVES, THE WAKE ON
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PRAISE FOR GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

“The Waves, The Wake is a beautiful achievement, rife with rich and varied instrumentation and textures, engaging vocals, and bittersweet, poignant lyrics."  - Big Takeover

“The shimme that illuminate such songs as “Mouth of Flames” and “The Open Sea” are contrasted, albeit briefly, in the upbeat tick of “Alone But Not Alone” and the quiet insistence of “Side Effects,” but it’s the acapella “Visions of a Distant World” that best defines the effort overall...melodies that are both elusive and surreal." – Paste Magazine

"Dekker renews Great Lake Swimmers' sound while still retaining the atmospheric singing and subtle yet intricate guitar playing that are quintessential to the band. It's a tricky balance, but Dekker and his sprawling team of contributors pull it off with aplomb.” - Exclaim!

"...magnificently beautiful orchestrations, this instrumentation flourishes thanks to the exquisite acoustics of the 145-year-old church in which the band recorded. Every sound resounds to its fullest potential, filling the building with magnificent auras....The Waves, The Wake is a vibrant display of Dekker and company challenging themselves, even after 15 years." - Riff Magazine

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC

 “’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in a novel ways, and to significant artistic effect." – Culture Collide

“’Alone But Not Alone’ is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye” – NOISEY

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ON TOUR
Aug 29 - Beamsville ON - Redstone Winery
Aug 31 - Niagara Falls ON - Queen Victoria Park
Sep 21 - Saint John NB - Pepper’s Pub
Sep 23 – Moncton NB - Capitol Theatre w/ Jenn Grant
Sep 24 – Fredericton NB - The Playhouse w/ Jenn Grant
Sep 25 – Georgetown PE - Kings Playhouse
Sep 26 – Halifax NS - The Seahorse Tavern
Sep 27 - Annapolis Royal NS - King’s Theatre
Sep 29 – Sackville NB - Thunder & Lightning Ltd
Oct 01 – Quebec City QC - L’Anti Bar and Spectacles
Oct 03 – Ottawa ON - The 27 Club
Oct 05 - Grimsby ON - Station 1 Coffeehouse
Oct 06 – Napanee ON - Doghouse Studios
Oct 08 – Collingwood ON - Crow Bar & Variety
Oct 09 – Gravenhurst ON - Peter's Players
Oct 17 – Paris ON - Dominion Telegraph Hall

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, SHARE JASON MOLINA COVER VIDEO

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN JUNE 6

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Today, Toronto’s indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers are announcing their return to the road for a string of tour dates throughout Canada beginning in June. Tickets for all dates are on sale at www.greatlakeswimmers.com. Full tour dates can be found below.

The JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted band are also sharing their cover of the late Jason Molina’s (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) “The Dark Don’t Hide It” recorded live for the series The Influences in Utrecht. “Several years ago we lost Jason Molina, a brilliant songwriter and a powerful voice in the world of independent music,” says lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker. “I’ve been thinking about his songs a lot lately, especially while reading the book about his life, Riding With The Ghost by Erin Osmon. We had the honour of opening for Magnolia Electric Co. a few times over the years in places as disparate as Austin, Texas and Brussels, Belgium. Jason’s music has always meant a lot to me, as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and also in his solo albums and collaborations, and it is in regular rotation in our tour van. Our cover of ‘The Dark Don’t Hide It’ by Magnolia Electric Co. is an homage to his influence and the body of work he gave us.”

WATCH AND SHARE “THE DARK DON’T HIDE IT” HERE


Great Lake Swimmers also recorded covers of PJ Harvey’s “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love” and the opening track, “The Talking Wind, from their latest LP, The Waves, The Wake, for The Influences series.

Out now via Nettwerk, The Waves, The Wake was recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound). On the LP, Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. Each song on the album is brought to life in its own distinctive way, using an acoustic palette that includes woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ.

STREAM OR PURCHASE THE WAVES, THE WAKE ON
SPOTIFY / AMAZON / APPLE MUSIC


PRAISE FOR GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

“The Waves, The Wake is a beautiful achievement, rife with rich and varied instrumentation and textures, engaging vocals, and bittersweet, poignant lyrics."  - Big Takeover


“The shimmer that illuminate such songs as “Mouth of Flames” and “The Open Sea” are contrasted, albeit briefly, in the upbeat tick of “Alone But Not Alone” and the quiet insistence of “Side Effects,” but it’s the acapella “Visions of a Distant World” that best defines the effort overall...melodies that are both elusive and surreal." – Paste Magazine

"Dekker renews Great Lake Swimmers' sound while still retaining the atmospheric singing and subtle yet intricate guitar playing that are quintessential to the band. It's a tricky balance, but Dekker and his sprawling team of contributors pull it off with aplomb.” - Exclaim!

"...magnificently beautiful orchestrations, this instrumentation flourishes thanks to the exquisite acoustics of the 145-year-old church in which the band recorded. Every sound resounds to its fullest potential, filling the building with magnificent auras....The Waves, The Wake is a vibrant display of Dekker and company challenging themselves, even after 15 years." - Riff Magazine

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC

“’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in a novel ways, and to significant artistic effect." – Culture Collide

“’Alone But Not Alone’ is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye” – NOISEY

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ON TOUR
Jun 6 – Montreal QC @ Ritz
Jun 7 – Wakefield QC @ The Blacksheep Inn
Jun 8 – Burnstown ON @ Neat Café
Jun 14 – Peterborough ON @ Market Hall
Jun 15 – Kingston ON @ Grad Club
Jun 21 – Ridgeway ON @ The Sanctuary

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS STREAM NEW ALBUM ON RELEASE DAY

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WATCH AND SHARE GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS PERFORMANCE ON CBC q HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 21

THE WAVES, THE WAKE OUT TODAY VIA NETTWERK

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Toronto’s indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers have released their latest effort, The Waves, The Wake, today via Nettwerk. Yesterday, the JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted band performed live on air with CBC’s q. Today, Exlclaim! is sharing a stream of the album.

WATCH AND SHARE GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS PERFORMANCE ON CBC q HERE

STREAM THE WAVES, THE WAKE VIA EXCLAIM!

Recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound), lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar, which has always been his instrumental mainstay. Each song on the album is brought to life in its own distinctive way, using an acoustic palette that includes woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba and pipe organ.

STREAM OR PURCHASE THE WAVES, THE WAKE ON SPOTIFY / AMAZON /
APPLE MUSIC / SOUNDCLOUD

A North American and European tour is on-sale now for the summer through the fall. Check out www.greatlakeswimmers.com for the latest routing including the European shows and see below for the North American dates. Full tour dates can be found below.


PRAISE FOR GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

“The Waves, The Wake is a beautiful achievement, rife with rich and varied instrumentation and textures, engaging vocals, and bittersweet, poignant lyrics."  - Big Takeover

“The shimme that illuminate such songs as “Mouth of Flames” and “The Open Sea” are contrasted, albeit briefly, in the upbeat tick of “Alone But Not Alone” and the quiet insistence of “Side Effects,” but it’s the acapella “Visions of a Distant World” that best defines the effort overall...melodies that are both elusive and surreal." – Paste Magazine

"Dekker renews Great Lake Swimmers' sound while still retaining the atmospheric singing and subtle yet intricate guitar playing that are quintessential to the band. It's a tricky balance, but Dekker and his sprawling team of contributors pull it off with aplomb.” - Exclaim!

"...magnificently beautiful orchestrations, this instrumentation flourishes thanks to the exquisite acoustics of the 145-year-old church in which the band recorded. Every sound resounds to its fullest potential, filling the building with magnificent auras....The Waves, The Wake is a vibrant display of Dekker and company challenging themselves, even after 15 years." - Riff Magazine

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC

 “’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in a novel ways, and to significant artistic effect." – Culture Collide

“’Alone But Not Alone’ is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye” – NOISEY

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PHOTO CREDIT : Gaëlle Legrand  // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

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THE WAVES, THE WAKE TRACKLIST
The Talking Wind
In a Certain Light
Alone but Not Alone
Falling Apart
Side Effects
The Real Work
Root Systems
Unmaking the Bed
Visions of a Different World
Holding Nothing Back
Mouth of Flames
The Open Sea

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ON TOUR
8/21 – Gravenhurst, ON @ Peter’s Players
8/23 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Garage in
8/24 – Friendship, IN @ Whispering Beard Folk Festival
8/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
9/13 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
9/15 – Sherwood Park, AB @ Festival Place
9/16 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
9/17 – Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar
9/20 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
9/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
9/22 – Penticton, BC @ The Dream Café
9/24 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
9/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
9/27 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
9/29 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse
10/3 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/4 – New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
10/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/6 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/9 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
10/10 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/11 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
10/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works
10/19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
10/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/24 – Denver, CO @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
10/26 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
10/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Swedish American Hall
11/2 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11/7 – Santa Fe, NM @ Rufina Taproom
11/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
11/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub
11/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

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