The Fugitives' last album, Eccentrically in Love, experienced a factory mix-up when copies of Sade's Soldier of Love CD were mistakenly slipped inside the packaging, but the Vancouver indie-folk project are keeping their fingers crossed everything goes according to plan for their new EP, Bigger Than Luck. The four-song mini-release drops July 16 through Light Organ Records.
A press release notes that the group's Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod took to the studio with John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood) to record the EP, which will act as a precursor to an as-yet-unnamed LP set for a fall release.
Bigger Than Luck apparently bumps up the bluegrass influence of the Fugitives' older material and features guest vocals from Brandy Zdan, banjo-pluckin' from Chris Quinn and fiddle work from Sahra Featherstone. The group's current lineup, meanwhile, also features violinist Hannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles and Benjamin Elliot. You can sample the slice-of-life title track down below.
"We're always trying to remind ourselves to be grateful for being alive, and then next thing you know we're giving the finger to a red light. So 'Bigger Than Luck' is an attempt to trick ourselves out of ingratitude," McLeod said in a statement of the single.
Bigger Than Luck:
1. Bigger Than Luck
2. Old Mistakes
3. Slowly Undone
4. The City