Réveille le soir and Montreal’s Lafontaine tunnel is crumbling down around you while the metronome of lights keeps steady time on your windscreen. Unburden yourself of the monotony of the 401. Midnight has arrived at the Lion’s Gate in a SAAB 900 without headlights: apocalyptic red above, submarine blue below, and the promise of neon on the horizon. The radio is broken but that’s ok because someone stayed up late to record Black Celebration and King Sunny Ade on a dual cassette deck and you have the mix tape. Eine kleine nachtmusik never made your heart beat so hard, you Nightriders of the Purple Sage! This is the sound the West makes after forty days and nights. The hippies have abandoned their new polygamy where sand meets asphalt. Is the frontier only suburbia after all? Beyond Wilderness, between the suburbs and the sea, something stirs inside the shiny skin of the new metropole. Waves break on concrete, the road ends but the music makes you want to drive forever.
Spring Tour Dates
- 19/05 CALGARY @THE PALOMINO
- 20/05 EDMONTON @ THE PAWN SHOP
- 22/05 VANCOUVER @ FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
- 8/06 TORONTO @ FIELD TRIP
- 9/06 HAMILTON @ THIS AINT HOLLYWOOD
- 11/06 HAMILTON @ THE CASBAH
- 12/06 WATERLOO @ THE STARLIGHT
- 13/06 MONTREAL @ CLUB LAMBI
- 14/06 TORONTO @ BLK BOX (NXNE)
- 15/06 BURLINGTON @ S.O.M. FESTIVAL
- 20/06 NEW YORK @ TBA
- 21/06 BROOKLYN @ UNION POOL
- 28/06 PORT RENFREW @ TALL TREE FESTIVAL
- 6/07 KELOWNA @ KELOHA FESTIVAL
- 13/07 VANCOUVER @ KHATSALANO FESTIVAL
Looking forward to Vancouver’s Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival - JULY 13 w/ BRASSTRONAUT, The Pack AD + more!
Full line up + details : http://exclaim.ca/News/vancouvers_khatsalano_festival_brings_out_gold_youth_pack_d_brasstronaut via: Exclaim!
Super excited to announce that we’ve added more dates on the East Coast beginning with the Arts & Crafts 10th anniversary show June 8th-
06-08 - Toronto, ON - Field Trip Music + Arts Festival
06-11 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*
06-12 - Waterloo, ON - Starlight Room*
06-13 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi*
06-14 - Toronto, ON - BLK BOX, NXNE*
06-15 - Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Festival
06-21 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool*
* with Arts & Crafts artist, Still Life Still
More dates to come!
See you soon friends!
Excited to release the video for our latest single called JEWEL!
Directed by Natalie Rae Robison, starring Wynn Holmes and Nico Archambault and produced by our good friends at www.thelabmagazine.com