GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE NEW ACOUSTIC LP OF THE WAVES, THE WAKE

DIGITAL AND LP VERSIONS OF THE WAVES, THE WAKE (ACOUSTIC) OUT NOVEMBER 8

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WATCH AND SHARE A NEW ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR THE WAVES, THE WAKE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “IN A CERTAIN LIGHT” RECORDED AT SLEEPING GIANT PROVINCIAL PARK HERE

"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!

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

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

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Today, Great Lake Swimmers are announcing the new acoustic version of their latest LP, The Waves, The Wake, out November 8. “There were a handful of demos from the album recording that were very scaled back and stark,” says songwriter Tony Dekker. “I recorded a few more with producer Joe Lapinski – those turned out so well that we decided to do a full album of acoustic versions from The Waves, The Wake. No frills, no weighty production, just voice and guitar. It’s meant to be a companion piece to our latest release.”

The limited edition LP is available for pre-order exclusively through the band’s website, on limited edition 180-gram vinyl, with original artwork by Niagara artist Geoff Farnsworth. Pre-ordered LPs will ship on the album release day, November 8.

The JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted band are also sharing a new video for the acoustic version of “In A Certain Light” from the LP, which was recorded in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

“The northern shore of Lake Superior has an intense grip on my imagination and I wanted to make a dedicated trip to explore more deeply its mythology and wild landscapes,” says Dekker. “In conjunction with Ontario Creates, we set off on an exploratory trip this past July documenting sounds by way of audio field recordings, visual footage, gathering inspiration for new songs, and recording demos in the locations we found ourselves in. The ultimate destination was Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. This will be the heart of the next Great Lake Swimmers album, which is currently a work in progress.” 

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Beginning September 21, Great Lake Swimmers will continue their summer tour dates across Canada. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased at www.greatlakeswimmers.com.

 Released earlier this year, 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.

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ON TOUR
Sept. 21: Saint John, NB @ Peppers Pub
Sept. 23: Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre w/ Jenn Grant
Sept. 24: Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse, w/ Jenn Grant
Sept. 25: Georgetown, PE @ King’s Playhouse
Sept. 26: Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
Sept. 27: Annapolis Royal, NS @ King’s Theatre
Sept. 29: Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning w/ Colleen Brown
Oct. 1: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti w/ Colleen Brown
Oct. 2: Montreal, QC @ Studio Base Bin
Oct. 3: Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club w/ Colleen Brown
Oct. 5: Grimsby, ON @ Station 1
Oct. 6: Napanee, ON @ Doghouse Studios w/ Colleen Brown
Oct. 8: Collingwood, ON @ Crow Sessions with host Jeff Woods (Sold Out)
Oct. 9: Gravenhurst, ON @ Peter’s Players
Oct. 17: Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph Hall (Sold Out)

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THE WAVES, THE WAKE (ACOUSTIC) TRACKLIST
01 The Talking Wind (Acoustic)
02 In A Certain Light (Acoustic)
03 Alone But Not Alone (Acoustic)
04 Falling Apart (Acoustic)
05 Side Effects (Acoustic)
06 The Real Work (Acoustic)
07 Root Systems (Acoustic)
08 Unmaking The Bed (Acoustic)
09 Visions Of A Different World (Acoustic)
10 Holding Nothing Back (Acoustic)
11 Mouth Of Flames (Acoustic)
12 The Open Sea (Acoustic)

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS ANNOUNCE MORE SUMMER TOUR DATES

TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 29 - TICKETS ON SALE JULY 12

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

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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
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 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

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

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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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