Broken Social Scene Offshoot AroarA Announce Debut Album, Map Out Canadian Tour and Share New Song

Broken Social Scene Offshoot AroarA Announce Debut Album, Map Out Canadian Tour and Share New Song
Broken Social Scene/Apostle of Hustle member Andrew Whiteman launched his AroarA project with his wife Ariel Engle a couple of years back. Following their In the Pines EP earlier this year, the band have announced their debut full-length. Also titled In the Pines, it's due out August 27 on Club Roll Music (distributed through Universal).

The album gets its name and inspiration from American poet Alice Notley's 2007 book, which is called — you guessed it — In the Pines. That tome consists of 14 poems about a woman being treated for Hepatitis C. With Notley's permission, AroarA wrote a corresponding song for each of the poems, and nine of those tracks are included here.

The album was recorded in living rooms across Canada and mixed by Sandro Perri. According to a press release, Whiteman and Engle "used the words from each poem to make faux-folk song forms and then added beats, melodies, and vintage sounds."

Stream the album cut "#14" at the bottom of this page, and check out the entire full-length here. Scroll past the album's tracklist below to see the band's upcoming tour schedule, which includes a generous selection of shows across the country in the coming months.

In the Pines:

1. #14
2. #7
3. #8
4. #10
5. #3
6. #4
7. #1
8. #12
9. #9

Tour dates:

7/26 Cherry Valley ON - Cherry Valley United Church *
7/27 Guelph ON - Hillside Festival
7/28 Guelph ON - Hillside Festival
8/1 Montreal QC - PHI Centre $
8/3 Sackville NB - SappyFest ^
8/8 Montreal QC - Parc Emilie-Gamelin ~
8/9 Kingston ON - Wolfe Island Music Festival %
8/12 Laval QC - Salle Andre-Mathieu $
8/13 Quebec City QC - Theatre Petit-Champlain $
8/18 Baie-Saint-Paul QC - La Ferme
9/5 Toronto ON - The Music Gallery
9/14 Vancouver BC - Electric Owl
9/15 Victoria BC - Rifflandia Festival
9/17 Calgary AB - The Palomino
9/18 Edmonton AB - Avenue Theatre
9/19 Saskatoon SK - Vangelis
9/22 Winnipeg MB - Park Theatre
10/16 Montreal QC - Sala Rossa
10/24 Waterloo QC - Maison de la Culture de Waterloo #
10/25 Wakefield ON - The Blacksheep Inn #
11/4 Terrebonne QC - Moulin Neuf #
11/5 Riviere-du-Loup QC - Cabaret des Mauvaises Habitudes #
11/6 Rimouski QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus #
11/8 Saint-Prime QC - Vieux Couvent Saint-Prime #
11/9 Val-David QC - Mouton Noir

* with Jennifer Castle
$ with Arthur H
~ with Folly and the Hunter
^ with Buck65
% with Snowblink
# with the Barr Brothers