Published Jun 26, 2013After building steam with their 2011 EP Carbon, Winnipeg indie-pop outfit Federal Lights have announced they will issue their first full-length LP We Were Found in the Fog through Aporia Records on August 27.
A press release explains that the band tracked the LP last winter in Winnipeg with engineer Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Greg MacPherson) and producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities). The 10-song set is apparently more refined than Carbon and is driven by the "timeless, resonant voice" of leader Jean-Guy Roy, who had started the project on his own in 2010 before bringing in assist Rob Mitchell (the Attics), drummer David Pankratz (Quinzy) and keyboardist/vocalist Jodi Roy.
First single "I See Love," reportedly about "the simplicity of love," is said to have been whipped up quickly by Jean-Guy Roy and almost instantly discarded before Jodi Roy convinced him it was a keeper.
"I was about to shelf it when my wife said to me, 'What are you doing? That's the best one.' So we wrote it up in about 15 minutes, and voila!" the band leader said in a statement. "The Beatles had it right, all you need is love."
You can stream the song, which will be available digitally July 16 ahead of the rest of the LP, down below.
Federal Lights are also hitting the road for shows in Western Canada over the next couple of months, and you'll find the details down below.
We Were Found in the Fog:
2. I See Love
4. We Were Found In The Fog
5. Reservation Girl
8. I Don't Mind
9. Polka In F#m
10. This Would Be A Fine Job To Retire From
7/17 Winnipeg, MB - Old Market Square
8/16-18 St. Malo, MB - Rainbow Trout Music Festival
9/3 Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
9/4 Saskatoon, SK - TBA
9/5 Edmonton, AB - TBA
9/6 Calgary, AB - TBA
9/7 Kelowna, BC - Streaming Cafe
9/12 Winnipeg, MB - WECC