We’ve been spending our summers on Sam Feldt since he dropped “Summer on You” featuring Wulf and Lucas & Steve back in 2016. The Dutch Tropical-Deep House producer DJ has since reached catestrophic heights in the EDM industry. The “Show Me Love” conductor has since dropped the album “Sunrise to Sunset” which took the world
One of contemporary Canadian folk-rock’s greatest mysteries: Are Great Lake Swimmers GREAT LAKE Swimmers? Or just great LAKE SWIMMERS?
Either way, 2018 marks the group’s 15th anniversary; and boy-oh-boy do they have a buttload of stuff going on! Most prominently, they’ve got a new album, The Waves, The Wake, coming out on August 17 via Nettwerk. (And dang, the nautically-inclined title sure makes it sound pretty lake-y!)
To compose the album, frontperson Tony Dekker reportedly forwent his usual acoustic guitar in favor of less-familiar instruments. In addition to that full-length, the group just put out an EP, Side Effects, last Friday. AND in addition to THAT, the band ALSO has big, long coast-to-coast tour (of Canada) coming up too!
And as if all that weren’t enough, the press release for The Waves, the Wake warns us to “stay tuned for more updates from Great Lake Swimmers in the coming weeks.” They already have an album, an EP, and a (Canadian) tour, WHAT MORE COULD THERE POSSIBLY BE?!?
Here are some uneducated guesses:
A cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
A new triple-album.
Tour dates of the Great Lakes themselves on some sort of barge or pontoon boat.
Great Lakes Swimmers Swim Greatly the Great Lakes, a travelogue/memoir by Swimmers frontperson Tony Dekker (about a long-distance swimming tour of the titular lakes).
One of those newfangled “visual albums” — like Frank Ocean’s Endless, except it’s an animated recreation of the slow process of glaciers melting to form Lake Superior.
Aaaanyway: below these words, you can peruse the tracklist for The Waves, the Wake and Great Lake Swimmers’ tour dates. You can also check out the new video clip for the full-length’s opener “The Talking Wind” while you’re at it. Stay dry, readers!
The Waves, The Wake Track Listing:
01. The Talking Wind
02. In A Certain Light
03. Alone But Not Alone
04. Falling Apart
05. Side Effects
06. The Real Work
07. Root Systems
08. Unmaking The Bed
09. Visions Of A Different World
10. Holding Nothing Back
11. Mouth Of Flames
12. The Open Sea
Great Lake Swimmers tour:
04.21.18 – Uxbridge, Ontario – Springtide Music Festival
05.04.18 – Hamilton, Ontario – Mills Hardware
05.05.18 – Creemore, Ontario – Avening Community Centre
05.25.18 – Burnstown, Ontario – Neat Coffee Shop
06.02.18 – Windsor, Ontario – Olde Walkerville Theatre
07.06.18 – 07.08.2018 – Kincardine, Ontario – Kincardine Scottish Festival
08.21.18 – Gravenhurst, Ontario – Peter’s Players
09.13.18 – Regina, Saskatchewan – The Exchange
09.14.18 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Broadway Theatre
09.15.18 – Sherwood Park, Alberta – Festival Place
09.16.18 – Calgary, Alberta – Festival Hall
09.17.18 – Nelson, British Columbia – Spirit Bar
09.20.18 – Victoria, British Columbia – Capital Ballroom
09.21.18 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial
09.22.18 – Penticton, British Columbia – The Dream Café
09.24.18 – Red Deer, Alberta – Bo’s Bar
09.26.18 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – West End Cultural Centre
09.27.18 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Crocks
09.29.18 – Sudbury, Ontario – The Townhouse
Over the past couple of years, Elephante has made a name for himself on the scene with his high energy sets and melodic production. Late in 2017, he dropped the rock inspired hit “Come Back For You”, which is now the inspiration behind his forthcoming tour. His reputation has grown ever rapidly and he is
Back in June, we reported the sad news that Myon & Shane 54 were splitting up. Within that announcement, we noted that both artists were working on solo material that would be coming out at a later date. Today, the first solo track from Shane 54, “Paradise,” has arrived.
Along with the track, news that Shane 54 is signing exclusively with Nettwerk to release his music moving forward is a great sign of things to come.
“Paradise” was co-written with Kyler England, who worked with MS54 on “Summer of Love”. With my solo material, I want to take the best of what we did as MS54 when we started, but give it my uncompromising vision. More than ever, the fans deserve more. What’s most exciting is this single is just the start. I’m incredibly excited to be working with Nettwerk to release my new music. As a songwriter and producer, it’s an amazing feeling to be with a label that has such a long-standing reputation of supporting songwriters of every genre.
Shane 54 will be performing his debut solo show this Friday in Los Angeles at Exchange LA with BT and Late Night Alumni. Tickets are available here.
You can follow Shane 54’s solo career via the social media links below.