Saturday, September 11, 2010

Royal Canoe: Love, Chess, & a Free MP3

Winnipeg's Royal Canoe already gave us the falsetto funk of Me Loving Your Money from the album Co-op Mode, now the band is gifting Kasparov, a "love song from the super-computer Deep Blue to chess champion Gary Kasparov". It's a good choice, because it showcases a totally different side of the record, head-bobbing indie pop with lyrics that actually make use of the word "behoove". Yes. Download it. Pass it on. Buy the album.

Royal Canoe - Kasparov by scruffy the yak

Royal Canoe Tour Dates

Oct 09 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Cavern w/ Les Jupes + The Liptonians
Oct 14 – Edmonton, AB @ The Nest Pub
Oct 14 – Calgary, AB @ The Palamino
Oct 15 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
Oct 16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight
Oct 18 – Penticton, BC @ Voodoo’s
Oct 21 – Nelson, BC @ The Royal
Oct 22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
Oct 23 – Kelowna, BC @ BreakOut West

Some video of band interviews and live footage from the West end Cultural Center can be found here and here.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. Why shouldn't Royal Canoe be the biggest thing to come out of Winnipeg since The Guess Who? The names rhyme, they both have shaggy-coiffed singers, funny yet poignant lyrics, catchy tunes, Lenny Kravitz fans dig 'em...

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