Published Jul 23, 2013It's been over three years since Basia Bulat delivered her much-praised Heart of My Own LP, but the Canadian folk favourite has finally announced she'll set us up with a new album this fall. Titled Tall Tall Shadow, it arrives October 1 via Secret City Records, and a day earlier overseas.
The record, Bulat's third full-length overall, was co-produced with engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Colin Stetson, Timber Timbre) and Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury, and apparently has Bulat exploring sounds outside of her rootsy comfort zone.
"This time around I felt braver," she said in a statement, adding, "I wanted to play with electric and electronic sounds, exploring the boundaries of the folk music some people know me for."
You can check out a stream of the organ-driven title track down below.
Bulat has a pair of shows coming up in August, but fully hits the road in support of Tall Tall Shadow on the record's release date. The North American trip bounces across both sides of the U.S./Canada border between October and December, and you can catch all the details down below.
Tall Tall Shadow:
1. Tall Tall Shadow
2. Five, Four
3. Promise Not to Think About Love
4. It Can't Be You
6. The City With No RIvers
8. Paris or Amsterdam
9. Never Let Me Go
10. From Now On
8/13 London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters
8/31 Dundas, ON - Christie Lake Conservation (Harvest Picnic)
10/1 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End
10/4 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
10/5 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Center
10/10 Toronto, ON - Polish Combatants Association
11/6 Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
11/7 Chicago, IL - Schubas
11/8 St. Louis - Off Broadway
11/10 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
11/12 Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
11/13 Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
11/14 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
11/15 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11/20 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
11/22 Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
11/23 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/29 Calgary, AB - Festival Hall
11/30 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre
12/4 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
12/5 Vancouver, BC - The Rio Theatre
12/6 Seattle, WA - Barboza
12/7 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12/9 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel