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  • Strange Trails Strange Trails Quick View

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    Strange Trails

    The stunning follow-up to 2012's 'Lonesome Dreams', recorded at the band's own Whispering Pines Studio in deepest LA.
    1. Love Like Ghosts
    2. Until The Night Turns
    3. Dead Man's Hand
    4. Hurricane (Johnnie's Theme)
    5. La Belle Fleur Sauvage
    6. Fool For Love
    7. The World Ender
    8. Meet Me In The Woods
    9. The Yawning Grave
    10. Frozen Pines
    11. Cursed
    12. Way Out There
    13. Louisa
    14. The Night We Met
    Lord Huron
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  • The Wild The Wild Quick View

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    The Wild

    Late in 2016, the trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt, and Robin Hatch hit the road for a unique set of shows in some of their favorite venues across North America and Europe. They had been hard at work writing their next album and wanted to work out the new material the way they love best: by bringing it to their fans in person. As Nils put it, "I've never been good about focusing on a theme or having a specific plan at the outset of a new record. For me, writing music tends to be more of a constantly evolving process, like following one strange trail after another until a song has come to its general conclusion. This time around, we're following that natural writing process more and inviting the fans to come along those trails with us." Over the ensuing months, they took the lessons of the road into the studio, laying ten new tracks to tape. Earlier this year, fans had their first chance to hear the results with the release of singles "White Lights" and "Beacon Hill." Now, the full fruit of their efforts can be found on The Wild, which will be released via Saddle Creek and Paper Bag. The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as Canada's best unsigned band to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song "Stamp"), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014.
    1. Beacon Hill
    2. Bad Luck Again
    3. Dead / Alive
    4. Brother
    5. Toughen Up
    6. White Lights
    7. Alright
    8. Selfish Dreams
    9. Wild Grin
    10. Letting Go
    The Rural Alberta Advantage
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  • Dagger Beach Dagger Beach Quick View

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    Dagger Beach

    Dagger Beachwas Recorded at Tiny Telephone on 2 Analog Tape Without the Use of Computers.


    The Vinyl Release Will be Issued as a QRP 200 Gram Audiophile Limited Pressing.


    While it's true I did endure a terrible break-up at the beginning of writing this record, this is not a break
    up record. Dagger Beach is a put-me-the-fuck-back-together record.


    The break up came in late 2011, after endless months of White Wilderness touring. I returned home to an
    empty house, and, as that's pretty unbearable when you're not quite right in the head, I decided to set out
    walking. I hiked the Lost Coast (36 miles of off-the-grid splendor in Southern Humboldt County), I hiked
    the entire 150-mile trail system of Pt. Reyes, I hiked for days, deep, deep in the woods, usually alone.
    As I walked and walked, listening to records on repeat, I started obsessing about music again. Three
    records found their way into my psyche and inspired much of this new record: Joanna Newsom's Have
    One On Me, Silver Jews' The Natural Bridge, and Radiohead's King Of Limbs. I don't think you'll find
    traces of these records in Dagger Beach, but their spirit and fearlessness deeply affected me. (Hence the
    shout-out on the record to one of my lifelong heroes, David Berman.)


    The first two reminded me how crucial great lyrics can be, how your experience of a record can evolve
    and change as you slowly decode complex and thoughtful writing. King Of Limbsshowed me how
    powerful linear songwriting can be, when subtle changes in form and repeating motifs slowly shift into
    something else entirely (just try to follow Morning Mr. Magpie on headphones). There are many songs
    on Dagger Beach that take this approach: Damage Control and Gaslight were both written to drum
    patterns played by Jason Slota, my long-time partner. Jason played drums alone, without music, and I
    adapted to his structures and rhythms. Doing this keeps me from relying on my usual tricks and
    structures and forces me into brand new territory.


    This strange experience, the endless hiking and backcountry camping off the grid, it completely changed
    the songwriting process for me. I edited lyrics while walking, I worked out songs in my head. It didn't
    come easy: the first time I camped alone (I was deep inside the million-acre Mendocino National Forest) I
    freaked out, ended my trip early, and wrote Raw Wood the next day. By the end of 2012, I could stay out
    for a week on my own.


    As the experience changed me, it changed the record. Dagger Beach is looser, weirder, and more free
    because of it

    Raw Wood
    Harlequin Press
    Song for Dana Lok
    How the West Was Won
    Interlude #1
    Song for David Berman
    Damage Control
    Song for the Landlords of Tiny
    Telephone
    Gaslight
    Sleep it Off
    Sonogram
    North Coast Rep
    Interlude #2
    John Vanderslice
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  • A Forest of Arms A Forest of Arms Quick View

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    A Forest of Arms

    A Forest Of Arms is the new album from Tony Dekker's Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012's
    New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker
    and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.
    Those familiar with the decade-long output of Great Lake Swimmers will recognize the thematic threads of
    beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together. The
    familiar versus the strange theme is also running through this record, both in the instrumentation and in the
    songwriting ("Zero In The City", "I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay").
    As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of
    several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group's refined sound. One of the
    unique and unusual locations was Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario, where a number of the
    vocal and acoustic guitar tracks, including the main parts for "Don't Leave Me Hanging," "The Great Bear" and
    "With Every Departure," were recorded amid haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats.
    The violins were recorded at the Heliconian Club of Toronto, while the bass and drum tracks were largely recorded
    at the Chalet Studio just outside of Toronto, a unique chalet-style recording space located on 40 acres of rolling hills
    and trails, in proximity to the shores of Lake Ontario. The pastoral and elemental nature of these spaces surfaces
    throughout the album.
    The title, A Forest Of Arms, is taken from album track "The Great Bear," a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the
    northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It's a pristine wilderness
    area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group
    have been very vocal in their opposition to it. In a broader sense, the title is also a reference to the sense
    of community surrounding the Toronto-based band, as well as the band's own growing families, exhibited in
    the songs "Something Like A Storm" and "Expecting You.
    1. Something Like A Storm
    2. Zero In The City
    3. Shaking All Over
    4. Don't Leave Me Hanging
    5. One More Charge At The Red Cape
    6. I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay
    7. A Bird Flew Inside The House
    8. A Jukebox In A Desert Of Snow
    9. I Must Have Someone Else's Blues
    10. The Great Bear
    11. With Every Departure
    12. Expecting You
    Great Lake Swimmers
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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