ROYAL CANOE BRINGS ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM TO HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION

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SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT OUT NOW VIA NEVADO RECORDS

PHOTO CREDIT : CATIE LAFFOON

Royal Canoe’s latest album, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, was released two weeks ago via Nevado Records and the reviewers are starting to chime in. BeatRoute claims that the magic “lies in the band’s ability to make infectious tunes without compromising their desire to boldly tinker,” while the Winnipeg Free Press called it “funky, daring and often surprising...No two tracks sound the same and each contains its own little universe.” Exclaim! also called it “orchestral, theatrical, experimental...Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit presents a sound all their own that's distinct and, for the most part, unparalleled.”

The day the album hit the shelves the Winnipeg sextet took to the road for lengthy string of tour dates across North America that brings them to Halifax Pop Explosion on October 21 and 22To help with the send off Royal Canoe recently revealed a video for album track “Bicycle”, animated by Bill Acheson and Matea Radic. “They identified that it was written from a child's perspective, so we pitched back the idea of a children's storybook theme with simple line drawings based on our interpretation of the lyrics,” says Acheson.


After two years of writing and recording between tours, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit surfaced with a unique and intensified voice. It was co-produced and mixed by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter), who concentrated their sound-crafting attention on two fundamental elements: drums and vocals. Royal Canoe has always had an intensively rhythmic heart and that is more the case than ever. Their lyrics grow organically out of an addictive percussive flow and the unique topography of each track. Reinforcing their vocal and percussive core allowed them to be more adventurous with experimentation; more determined in their ongoing pursuit of the elusive musicality that can be found in collisions between digital and analogue worlds. In addition to their their usual buffet of synthesizers, effects pedals and homemade samples, late nights lead to to rabbit-holes of attaching contact mics to water bottles to play them like percussion instruments and convoluting synths through beluga whale field recordings.


Almost three years have passed since the release of Royal Canoe’s sophomore album Today We're Believers. Those years were full. The band played 200 shows, which included tours with the likes of Alt J and Bombay Bicycle Club, and stops at major festivals like Bonaroo, Iceland Airwaves, and Osheaga. The hard work paid off; Today We're Believers received critical acclaim, was nominated for Alternative Album of the Year at the JUNOs, and won Best Independent Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

ROYAL CANOE TOUR DATES

09.23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
09.24 - Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
09.25 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
09.28 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
09.29 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
09.30 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
10.01 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
10.03 - Rossland, BC @ The Flying Steamshovel
10.05 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
10.06 - Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar and Grill
10.07 - Edmonton, AB @ UP+DT Festival
10.08 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol
10.18 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
10.19 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
10.20 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
10.21 & 10.22 - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10.26 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3
10.27 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10.28 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
10.29 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10.30 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
11.01 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
11.02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11.05 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11.07 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
11.09 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11.11 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11.12 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

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