RAE SPOON DUET W/ NORTHCOTE FROM UPCOMING LP

LISTEN AND SHARE “BLARING” WITH NORTHCOTE HERE

MENTAL HEALTH DUE OUT AUGUST 16 VIA COAX RECORDS

TOUR DATES BEGIN AUGUST 14

"Mental Health is just eight songs long, but it promises to trace Spoon's personal journey with their own mental health, covering everything from insomnia to intergenerational trauma in the best way possible: incredible indie pop from one of the country's
most underrated artists." -
CBC Music

“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!

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Today, non-binary musician Rae Spoon is sharing another new track from their upcoming LP, Mental Health. “Blaring” is a beautiful duet with co-writer Northcote. The song talks about the distance that happens in relationships when communication fails. The combination of the two singer’s voices is something remarkable and together they create the feeling of being lonely even though you're with the person you love.

"Blaring” was “one of those wonderful surprises that come out of co-writing a song,” says Spoon. “Northcote and I sat down for an hour or so and this song felt like it came out of nowhere in an easy way. I loved singing with him on the record as well."

LISTEN AND SHARE “BLARING” WITH NORTHCOTE HERE

Mental Health is the tenth full-length album from Rae Spoon 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.

LISTEN AND SHARE “I CAN’T SLEEP” HERE

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.

TOUR DATES
Aug 9 - 11 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival 
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 w/Kimmortal  
Sep 6 Ottawa, ON - Pressed w/Kimmortal
Sep 7 Toronto, ON - Gladstone Ballroom w/Kimmortal  
Sep 10 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo w/Kimmortal  
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

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MENTAL HEALTH TRACKLIST
01 Go Away
02 Shame
03 I Can’t Sleep (Feat. Becky Black)
04 Blaring (Feat. Northcote)
05 Again
06 Money
07 Inheritance
08 There’s No End

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RAE SPOON ANNOUNCES NEW LP, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SHARES FIRST NEW SINGLE

LISTEN AND SHARE “I CAN’T SLEEP” HERE

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.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “I CAN’T SLEEP” HERE

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!

TOUR DATES
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

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MENTAL HEALTH TRACKLIST
01 Go Away
02 Shame
03 I Can’t Sleep (Feat. Becky Black)
04 Blaring (Feat. Northcote)
05 Again + Again + Again
06 Money
07 Inheritance
08 There’s No End

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RAE SPOON MAKES PEACE WITH THE POSSIBLE APOCALYPSE IN NEW SINGLE, “BIOLUMINESCENT”

LISTEN AND SHARE “BIOLUMINESCENT” HERE

TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 6

BODIESOFWATER OUT SEPTEMBER 7 VIA COAX RECORDS

PRE-ORDER BODIESOFWATER HERE

“...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!

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Today, Rae Spoon shares another new track off their upcoming album. Taking on the apocalyptic possibilities in the current global climate, Spoon says they wrote “Bioluminescent” after there was a tsunami warning in Victoria. “Everyone was talking about it everywhere I went and it struck me as similar to being on tour. Driving vast distances in Canada musicians have to contend with a lot of risk like living in a tsunami zone. The song is about making peace with that."

LISTEN AND SHARE “BIOLUMINESCENT” HERE

Rae Spoon’s new LP bodiesofwater comes out on the twentieth anniversary of the first show Spoon ever played, and ten years after the release of their break-out album superioryouareinferior. As a non-binary person, Rae is no stranger to having an identity that doesn’t fit societal and legal structures. Like bodies, water is regulated and increasingly commodified, despite being fundamental to life. On this, Spoon’s ninth album, they explore their common ground and connections with the ocean surrounding their Vancouver Island home.

Due out September 7 via Spoon’s own Coax Records, bodiesofwater was co-produced by Montreal’s Laurie-Anne Torres (Folly & the Hunter, Land of Talk), and recorded with Torres, respectfulchild, and Terri Upton at The Noise Floor Recording Studio on Gabriola Island. Infectious arrangements of drums, ambient violin, synthesizers, and bass guitar carry the listener through ten new songs highlighted by Spoon’s characteristic layered songwriting. Expansive and hopeful, Spoon’s voice acknowledges the complications and complexity of despair while maintaining a genuine sense of hope and connection.

The album opens with “I Held My Breath”, a song emanating the strength and fragility in confronting sorrow and anxiety. “It’s Getting Close” and “Bioluminescent” explore the apocalyptic possibilities in the current global climate, while the role of politicians in determining the future of the land and sea is confronted in “You Don’t Do Anything”. “Seascape” seeks to destigmatize the methods people use to survive a lack of social support, and the song “In My Town” challenges music and art scenes to better address allegations of sexual violence while supporting survivors. “Undertow” proclaims the advantages of embracing change and “It’s Not in My Body” is about longing for the space to simply exist as a body without constantly negotiating the questions of others. Finally, in “Beach Of Bones” Spoon finds connection with the water, air, and land by experiencing them as living parts of the world in which we are embodied.

WATCH AND SHARE “DO WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT” HERE

PRE-ORDER BODIESOFWATER HERE

MORE ABOUT RAE SPOON
Rae Spoon is an award-winning nonbinary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released fifteen albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Music Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Western Canadian Music Award.

Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2012. The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the Transgender Fiction category and was shortlisted for an Expozine Alternative Press Award. In the spring of 2014, Rae was awarded a Honour of Distinction by the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Rae’s second book, co- written with Ivan E. Coyote and titled Gender Failure, was published in 2014. Gender Failure was on the 2015 Over The Rainbow Reading List and was translated into German. In 2017, Rae also published a manual in the How To Series called How To (Hide) Be(hind) Your Songs detailing their philosophies on music composition.

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BODIESOFWATER TRACKLIST
01 I Held My Breath
02 It’s Getting Close
03 Do Whatever THe Heck You Want
04 In My Town
05 Seascape
06 You Don’t Do Anything
07 Bioluminescent
08 It’s Not In My Body
09 Undertow
10 Beach Of Bones

FALL TOUR DATES
Sept 6 Victoria @ Vinyl Envy (2 shows early/late)
Sept 7 Salt Spring Island @ Salt Spring Pride
Sept 8 Vancouver @ the Wise Hall
Sept 9 Prince George @ Omenica Art Centre*
Sept 10 Onaway @ Sunrise Gardens
Sept 11 Lethbridge @ Acoustic Owl $
Sept 12 Calgary @ the King Eddy
Sept 13 Calgary @ the King Eddy
Sept 14 Edmonton @ The Aviary
Sept 15 Swift Current @ the Lyric Theatre
Sept 16 Regina @ The Exchange #
Sept 18 Saskatoon @ Underground Café #
Sept 20 Winnipeg @ Goodwill
Sept 21 Thunder Bay @ The Common
Sept 23 Sudbury @ Sudbury Theatre Centre (Matinee)
Sept 25 London @ Taproot
Sept 26 Guelph @ the Golden Bus
Sept 29 Toronto @ Folk Music Ontario Showcase
Oct 1 Hamilton @ The Tower
Oct 2 Kitchener @ Open Sesame
Oct 3 Peterborough @ the Garnet
Oct 4 Montreal @ Casa Del Popolo
Oct 5 Ottawa @ 27 Club+
Oct 6 Halifax @ Gus's Pub
Oct 7 Toronto @ Burdock (2 shows early/late)

respectfulchild plays all shows plus:
*with Kym Gouchie
$ with Ground Sloth Orchestra
# with Homo Monstrous and Ursa
+ with Fire Queen

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