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

Juno-nominated indie outfit returns with their first record in three years

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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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