Published Aug 29, 2018Royal Canoe recently gave fans a chance to uncover their new album months early, but now the Winnipeg band have shared some information about the upcoming LP with everyone. The new record is titled Waver, and it will arrive on January 25 via Paper Bag Records.
A press release describes the new material as a "miraged-out, ominous" sonic landscape that plays with "the absurdity of modern life," all the while retaining the band's beat-driven momentum.
"Whenever we begin working on a new album we throw everything out, even if it worked last time, just so we have no chance to rest on our laurels," singer Matt Peters said in a statement. "On Waver we set out to create leaner arrangements and clearer melodies — less between us and the listener."
The first sampling of their new sound arrives with lead single "RAYZ." See the full tracklisting for Waver and the band's upcoming tour dates below, then hit play to hear the new track and watch its accompanying video.
1. What's Left in the River
2. Black Sea
4. May 17
5. Ashes, Ashes (feat. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya)
6. Girl of My Dreams
7. Peep This
8. Spin Cycle
09/12 Los Angeles, CA - The Hi Hat
09/14 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
09/16 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09/17 Seattle, WA - Barboza
09/18 Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
09/20 Calgary, AB - Hifi Club
09/21 Edmonton, AB - Temple
09/22 Saskatoon, SK - Emmanuel Baptist Church
09/30 New York, NY - Rough Trade
10/03 Ottawa, ON - 27 Club
10/04 Toronto, ON - Baby G
10/05 Toronto, ON - Baby G
10/06 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
01/25 Baden, Switzerland - Werkk
01/26 Bulle, Switzerland - Ebulittion
01/29 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
01/30 Berlin, Germany - Kantine Berghain
01/31 Hamburg, Germany - Nochtwache
02/01 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
02/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02/06 London, United Kingdom - Thousand Island
02/08 Paris, France - Le Pop Up du Label