Royal Canoe, recently released a video for their new single “Fussin” featuring Begonia. The single is off Royal Canoe’s Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit out now on Nevado Music. Royal Canoe and Begonia have announced extensive summer tours dates in support of their new releases.
About the “Fussin” video Royal Canoe’s Matt Peters says:
We’ve had the pleasure of working with our good friend Begonia (Alexa Dirks) on a number of occasions over the years, but this time we wanted to do a proper duet. So we all got together and wrote this summer-time song. Fussin’ is about a couple going through a little spat. They’re both trying to get their way at the other’s expense – pushing buttons and playing games.. Of course they make up in the chorus and get back on track.
We shot the video in Winnipeg during one of the Bike Jams put on by the Rainbow Trout Music Festival. Several hundred bikers meet up a few times per summer and take over the city streets.
After two years of writing and recording between tours, Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit surfaced. 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.
In addition to a renewed sonic focus, Something Got Lost brings an emotional clarity. But it’s a particular kind of clarity: one you experience when what’s most clear is that you’re really unsure about what’s happening with your life or, unsure about what happened to the life you once took for granted, while you were off experiencing stuff, being busy, accomplishing things. Life, and especially the life of musicians, tends to be shaped by an ebb and flow of leaving and returning, cycling between an extroverted, transient mode of being and one of introversion and staying put.
Royal Canoe Tour Dates
June 17 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
June 18 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
June 19 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
June 21 – London, UK @ Surya
June 22 – Luxembourg, LU @ Food For Your Senses
June 23 – Les Mesnuls, FR @ Le Bateau Festival
June 25 – Poznan, PL @ Nocny Targ Towarzyski
June 29 – Kiev, UA @ Atlas Weekend
July 2 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Jazz Festival
July 15 – Big River, SK @ Ness Creek Festival
July 21 – Edmonton, AB @ Taste of Edmonton
Aug 7 – Winnipeg, MB @ Scotia Bank Stage (Canada Games)
Aug 12 – Fernie, BC @ Wapiti Music Festival
Sept 16 – Ottawa, ON @ CityFolk Festival
Begonia Tour Dates
June 24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Bessborough Gardens**
June 24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
July 7-9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 12 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 14 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
July 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Festival
July 17 – Penticton, BC @ Cleland Theatre**
July 18 – Kamloops, BC @ Sagebrush Theatre**
July 19 – Vernon, BC @ Vernon Performing Arts Centre**
July 20 – Cranbrook, BC @ Key City Theatre**
July 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
July 30 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHone Music & Arts Festival
August 11 – Regina, SK @ Regina Folk Festival
**supporting Serena Ryder