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Stream: Canadian indie band Royal Canoe’s new LP Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit

on September 12, 2016, 4:13pm

Photo by Catie Laffoon

It’s been three years since we last heard something new from Canadian indie outfit Royal Canoe. (And even longer since we CoSigned them back at CMJ 2012.) But in the space since releasing their Juno-nominated 2013 record Today We’re Believers, the sextet have kept far from quiet. Between tours with the likes of Alt J and Bombay Bicycle Club and festival appearances the world over, the band worked on finding new and exploratory ways of expressing their percussive take on indie pop.

Late night recording sessions focused on anchoring their songs with drums and vocals led to the creation of Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, Royal Canoe’s new album due September 16th via Nevado Music. Produced by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective), the LP finds the band stitching their own creative sonic focus onto the backs of various genres.

“Living a Lie” sidles up with an R&B lean, while two tracks later “Love You Like That” flirts with hip-hop; the broken disco of “Checkmate” beats right between them both. “Walk out on the Water” and “How Long Is Your Life?” both pass through Southern gospel, and opener “Somersault” plays around like a prophetic ’90s pop band covering Animal Collective. A song like “Holidays” fuses it all with moments of straight up pop, blue-eyed soul, and even some jazzy instrumentals.

Something Got Lost is available for pre-order now, but you can stream it in advance below.

Royal Canoe will tour North America and parts of Europe in support of the album release. Find those dates beneath the artwork and tracklisting below.

Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit Artwork:

royal canoe something got lost between here and the orbit Stream: Canadian indie band Royal Canoes new LP Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit

Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit Tracklist:
01. Somersault
02. Walk out on the Water
03. Living a Lie
04. Checkmate
05. Love You Like That
06. I Am Collapsing So Slowly
07. Holidays
08. Out of the Beehive
09. New Recording 270
10. Bicycle
11. How Long Is Your Life?
12. BB Gun

Royal Canoe 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
09/15 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/17 – Lethbridge, AB @ Love & Records Festival
09/18 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
09/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
09/24 – Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
09/29 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
09/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
10/01 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
10/03 – Rossland, BC @ The Flying Steamshovel
10/05 – Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
10/06 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar and Grill
10/07 – Edmonton, AB @ UP+DT Festival
10/08 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol
10/18 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
10/19 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
10/20 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
10/21-10/22 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10/26 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3
10/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
11/01 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
11/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/05 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/07 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
01/25 – Hamburg, DE @ MS Stubnitz
01/26 – Hannover, DE @ Feinkostlampe
01/31 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
02/01 – London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
02/04 – Freiburg, DE @ The Great Räng Teng Teng
02/07 – Vienna, AT @ B 72
02/08 – Nuremberg, DE @ K4
02/09 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
02/10 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
02/11 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine

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