Thursday, July 25, 2013

Royal Canoe - Bathtubs, Today We're Believers mp3, and the kitchen sink

Royal Canoe's album Today We're Believers has been pushed back to September 3, but the title track and Bathtubs have been released for your listening pleasure. Me, I am still trying to digest the band's sound these days. Matt Peters always seems to be stretching for something different, from the powerpop strains of Pets, the mainstream radio rock of The Waking eyes, back to the jaunty pop of Kasparov with Royal Canoe from years ago. Royal Canoe seems to have moved on to incorporating influences from blaxploitation soundtracks, Afro-pop, David Byrne/Talking Heads, latter-day Radiohead, and of course the kitchen sink.


The new Bathtubs remix by Alek.Fin

Bathtubs video

Today We're Believers - pop out the Soundcloud player to download the mp3

Show Me Your Eyes

Extended Play

You may have heard that Royal Canoe performed their interpretation of Beck's Song Reader as part of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival. Here are some tastes.

Selections from Beck's Song Reader.

TOUR Dates

Aug 22 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre, with guests
Aug 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall, with Alanadale & DJ Rob Vilar
Aug 27 - Hollywood, CA - Palladium w/ Alt-J
Aug 28 - Hollywood, CA - Palladium w/ Alt-J
Aug 29 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Alt-J
Aug 30 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater w/ Alt-J
Sep 01 - Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum Theater w/ Alt-J
Sept 05 - Portland, OR - Music Fest NW w/!!!
Oct 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ Tricky
Oct 02 - New York, NY - Webster Hall w/ Tricky
Oct 03 - Boston, MA – Royale w/ Tricky
Oct 05 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall w/ Tricky
Oct 08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue w/ Tricky
Oct 09 - Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Tricky
Oct 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues w/ Tricky
Oct 13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues w/ Tricky
Oct 14 - Austin, TX - Emo's w/ Tricky
Oct 22 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Center
Oct 30 – Nov 03 - Reykjavik - Iceland Airwaves Festival


charley.mcgowan said...

I love this band! thanks for writing about them. I just happened to stumble on your blog to day browsing hype machine, and this is totally awesome.

cy said...

Thanks! I find that all of the band's songs really grow on me.