Published Mar 05, 2010After a cross-country tour and international releases as far as Down Under, Toronto's Bruce Peninsula won't simply be riding the coattails of the 2009 success from their Polaris-nominated debut LP, A Mountain Is a Mouth. The band have just announced the release of a new split seven-inch between their Bruce Trail label and Kingston's Apple Crisp Records, due out later this month.
On the A-side, the new single features Bruce Peninsula teaming up with Torontonian quintet Muskox to revamp the former's "Shanty Song," transforming it from a strongly backed, upbeat track into a soft ballad, complete with banjo, cello and harmonium. For the flip, K-Town offers up the Gertrudes and PS I Love You, who present a collaborative track of their own, "Sailor." And, yes, that's the cover above.
For an advanced listen, click here to download "Shanty Song" and here for "Sailor."
There will only be 500 of these singles and pre-orders are already selling out. But if you miss out on snagging yourself a copy, rest easy knowing that BP will be hitting the studio this May to record their already much-anticipated sophomore effort.
This new release comes just as Bruce Peninsula are about to cross the 49th parallel for the first time, with shows scheduled over the next few weeks in New York City, North Carolina and at the Paper Bag Records showcase at SXSW. They are also in talks of heading to Australia later in 2010.
3/11 Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn
3/12 New York, NY - Piano's
3/13 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
3/15 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
3/18 Austin, TX - Speakeasy (Paperbag/Chromewaves SXSW showcase)
3/25 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
3/26 London, ON - The Wave
4/23 Guelph, ON - Dublin St. United Church
4/24 Sarnia, ON - Trinity Lounge
5/1 Galesburg, IL - Knox College