The new album, To Live Alone In That Long Summer, is finally completed. It will be released worldwide on Feb. 25th through Monotreme Records, excluding Italy. It will be released in Italy through Ghost Records on March 2nd.
You can listen to a track from the new album at RollingStone.com. The song "All The While" premieres today on their website.
I couldn't have made this album without the help of some very wonderful and talented musicians. You can see the list of people involved in the making of this album here.
Tues. April 10 - Groningen, NL @ Wishful Music (without Great Lake Swimmers)
Wed. April 11 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sound Garden Cafe (without Great Lake Swimmers)
Thu, April 12 - London, UK @ Cargo
Fri, April 13 - Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow
Sat, April 14 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Insitute
Sun, April 15 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Mon, April 16 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue, April 17 - Diksmuide, BE @ 4AD
Wed, April 18 - Ottersum, NL @ Roepaen
Thu, April 19 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri, April 20 - Berlin, DE @ HBC
Sat, April 21 - Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
Sun, April 22 - Munich, DE @ Kultur Schranne - Dachau
Mon, April 23 - Basel, CH @ Sud
Wed, April 25 - Brest, FR - InStore @ Dialogues Musiques
Wed, April 25 - Brest, FR @ Le Vauban
Thu, April 26 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Fri, April 27 - Turnhout, BE @ Warande
Mon. April 30 - Varese, IT @ La Sauna Recording Studio (Without Great Lake Swimmers)
Tues. May 1st - Rome, IT @ Blackmarket as part of '"unplugged in Monti' series (Without Great Lake Swimmers)
The Spanish label, Acuarela, has started a 7 inch series and were kind enough to ask to me to contribute music to it. Two new songs have been recorded for this project. July 2010 has been set as the release date for the 7 inch. Various other musicians such as Mount Eerie, Tara Jane O’Neil, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and many more, will be contributing songs to it. This will be limited release. You can obtain the 7 inch through Acuarela Records directly. http://www.acuareladiscos.coam/index.php?/en/noticias/el_club_del_single_de_acuarela
A final word about the 7 inch--In order to bring these songs together, I received help from many wonderful musicians and engineers. Here is the list of contributors:
The song “There will be Time For” was recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury music. Mixed by David Hermiston at Inception sound. Musician: Nick Zubeck on electric guitar, Dee Planche on backing vocals, Darren Wall on double bass. Marshal Bureau on drums. Burke Carroll on pedal steel guitar. Robbie Grunwald on vibraphone and piano.
The song “Sad and Beautiful World” recorded and mixed by Chris Stringer and Jamie Bunton. Musicians: Mike Findlay on lap steel guitar. Chris Stringer on Bass. Jamie Bunton on drums.
Cover design by Gabriel Mastey.
“Nuummioq” is the first international film from Greenland, directed by Torben Bech and Otto Rosing. The song “Over My Blue” was chosen by them for this film. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance festival.
As well, the Italian filmmaker, Luis, Prieto, has used the song “Past All Concerns” in his latest film, “Meno male che ci sei.”
A European tour will be undertaken with a full band at the end of April. Here are the dates.
April 27 Paris, France @ Espace B
April 29 Varese, Italy @ Twiggy
April 30 Pisa, Italy @ Caracol
May 1 Verona, Italy @ Il Primo Maggio Del Kroen festival
May 2 Ariano Polesine, Italy @ Porcupine Club
May 4 Roma, Italy @ Init (TBC)
May 5 Cuneo, Italy @ Condorito
May 7 Donosti, Spain @ Lugaritz Kultur
May 8 Santander, Spain @ Café de las Artes
May 10 Algeciras, Spain @ University auditorium
May 12 Vitoria, Spain @ University auditorium
May 13 Madrid, Spain (TBC)
May 14 Valladolid, Spain w/ Retribution Gospel Choir (TBC)
May 15 Zamora, Spain, Sala Berlin
For more updates about the tour please check the website.
On our last trip to Europe we were fortunate enough to shoot three videos for the French music site “La Blogotheque.” The videos were shot by Nathanaël Le Scouarnec during our time at the Kill Your Pop festival in Dijon (http://killyourpop.blogspot.com/) The videos are finally available. You can watch the videos here: http://www.blogotheque.net/Kill-Your-Pop-2009-Dijon
“Southern Souls” can be said to be the Canadian counterpart to La Blogotheque. This project is the brainchild of Mitch Fillion. He is single handedly documenting the entire Canadian music scene. A very admirable task indeed. You can watch the two songs we recently recorded for Southern Souls: http://www.southernsouls.ca/barzin.html