Weird Lines release self-titled debut on July 08...announce Eastern Canadian tour dates and share new single

Press release via Pigeon Row Public Relations

Weird Lines release their debut, self-titled album on Friday, July 08, 2016. The band embarks on an Eastern Canadian tour in support of the record, which is available via the newly minted Sappy Futures Ltd. label. Dates are as follows:

July 16 - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood*
July 17 - Guelph, ON @ eBar*
July 18 - Toronto, ON @ Delaware House*
July 19 - Toronto, ON @ The Monarch Tavern*
July 20 - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge*
July 21 - Peterborough, ON @ The Garnett*
July 22 - Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo*
July 23 - Montreal, QC @ Poisson Rouge ^
July 26 - Moncton, NB @ The Esquire Tavern ^
July 27 - Saint John, NB @ Callahan's Pub ^
July 29-31 - Sackville, NB @ SappyFest
August 01 - Fredericton, NB @ ReNeu Boutique *

* = w/ Adrian Teacher and the Subs & Jon McKiel
^ = w/ Adrian Teacher and the Subs, Jon McKiel, Jay Arner, and Supermoon

Weird Lines also premiere a new single from the debut album today. Listen to the crunchy offering, "Between The Lamppost (You And I)," HERE.

It seems apt that Weird Lines infuse lyrics about sunnier days on their debut LP: "You asked for twin summers / It was all you ever wanted / It was all you ever needed" sings C.L. McLaughlin on "Twin Summers.Coupled with the unmistakable voice of Julie Doiron, the subtle timbres of Jon McKiel, the adventurous saxophone of Chris Meaney, and the jukebox beats of James Anderson, the summer theme permeates the eight-track album, both in style and content.

Whether on the doo-wop progressions of "One Fell Swoop," the anthemic chime of "Fade In My Heart," the hazy ocean sway of "Malibu," or the careening drive of "Summer Can," these are songs started around fire and muddled swamp water, drawing influences from 50s pop, 90s distortion, and a little magic in Sackville, New Brunswick. 

Though there are certainly sweet moments to be found, Weird Lines is, however, far from saccharine. True to the Sappy motif, beneath the oft-invoked sugary sheen is an enduring legacy of raw and emotive songwriting coupled with an affinity for big guitars ("Between The Lamppost (You And I)"), caustic introspection ("Bother To Be Bothered"),  and - as described by Giller Prize winning author Sean Michaels - "grim whimsy" ("There Are Never Too Many Matches").

More about Weird Lines:WEB


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