The long-anticipated second album from genre-bending Toronto collective Bruce Peninsula, Open Flames, is finally set to be released on October 4 via Hand Drawn Dracula. You can stream the album in advance, though, right now at Exclaim.ca.
The record has been completed since late 2010, but frontman Neil Haverty's battle with leukemia put things with the band on hold for a while. Now, having triumphantly recovered from cancer, Haverty and the rest of Bruce Peninsula are set to get back in the swing of things. With Open Flames about to hit shelves and a fall tour in the works, the band are clearly back in the game.
Open Flames isn't the kind of record that easily fits in to any specific genre. The alt-gospel group showcases a number of influences and stylings. From low-key, melodic tunes like "Open Flame," to toe-tappers like "Pull Me Under," Bruce Peninsula refuse to be pigeonholed.
Down below, you'll find Bruce Peninsula's upcoming Canadian tour dates, as well as Open Flames streaming in its entirety.
9/29 St. Catharines, ON - Mansion House ^
10/4 Toronto, ON - Soundscapes In-store #
10/5 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo ^
10/6 Montreal, QC - Phonopolis Instore #
10/7 St. John, NB - Pepper's Pub
10/8 Sackville, NS - George's ^
10/9 Halifax, NS - Khyber #
10/12 Cornerbrook, NL - Backlot ^
10/14 St. John's, NL - The Ship
10/15 St. John's, NL - The Ship
10/16 Port Rexton, NL - Two Whales Cafe #
10/19 Sydney, NS - St. Patrick's (on Esplanade) ^
10/20 Riverport, NS - Confidence Lodge ^
10/21 Fredericton, NB - Capital Bar
10/22 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop
10/23 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's ^
10/24 Moncton, NB - Plan B
10/25 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte St. Arts Centre
10/26 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boite Noir ^
10/27 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/17 Ottawa, ON Raw Sugar #
11/23 Guelph, ON - Ebar
11/24 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
11/25 London, ON - APK Live
11/26 Peterborough, ON - Gordon Best
* with Snowblink
^ with The Weather Station
# BP revue show (members playing solo and swapping songs)