Winnipeg band Royal Canoe have announced details their new album Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, which sees the band “return with a unique and intensified voice.” Set for release on September 16 via Nevado Records, the album follows up their sophomore album, Today We’re Believers. The band will be performing tracks from their upcoming album on tour as they head out in support of Plants & Animals beginning on June 8. Full tour dates can be found below.
While in studio recording Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, co-producer and mixer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) concentrated the band’s 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. Snippets of album can be heard throughout the new album teaser video, directed by Camren Friesen.
SOMETHING GOT LOST BETWEEN HERE AND THE ORBIT TRACKLIST
2. Walk out on the Water
3. Living a Lie
5. Love You Like That
6. I Am Collapsing So Slowly
8. Out of the Beehive
10. How Long Is Your Life?
11. BB Gun
June 8 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s *
June 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
June 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room *
June 14 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee *
June 15 – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar *
June 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial *
June 17 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *
June 18 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
June 21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
June 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
June 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
August 20 – Invermere, BC @ Invermere MusicFest
August 21 – Rock Creek, BC @ Ponderosa Festival
* supporting Plants & Animals