Published Oct 26, 2009It's been a few months since we heard anything from Arts & Crafts' Gentleman Reg, but it turns out he's been pretty busy. Not only has he recorded a brand new six-song EP, but he's also about to launch a lengthy headlining tour that will take him to most major cities across North America.
The EP is titled Heavy Head and will be released in four parts. The songs will first come out digitally in categorized pairs: "Covers," out November 10, will feature studio cover songs of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Games" and Stevie Nicks's "Wild Heart"; "B-Sides," out November 17, will feature the unreleased tracks "Justified (ft. Owen Pallett)" and "Take It All Back"; and "Remixes," which gets released on November 24, will feature Jim Guthrie's remix of "How We Exit" and "We're In a Thunderstorm (Charlie Don't Surf Remix)," a track chosen as the best remix of the song in Reg's recent remix contest. The EP will then be released as a six-song whole on December 1.
Gentleman Reg show attendees can pick up the EP in advance as a limited-edition download card complete with cover art at any of the stops along Reg's tour, which starts October 29 in Ottawa and circles the United States before ending in Toronto on December 5. The Hidden Cameras will support.
Heavy Head EP:
1. "Wicked Games"
2. "Wild Heart"
3. "Take It All Back"
4. "Justified (with Owen Pallett)"
5. "We're In A Thunderstorm (Charlie Don't Surf Remix)"
6. "How We Exit (Jim Guthrie Remix)"
10/29 Ottawa, ON - Babylon
10/30 Kingston, ON - Grad Club
10/31 Montreal, PQ - Il Motore
11/1 Cambridge, MA - Brattle Theater
11/2 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
11/4 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
11/5 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
11/6 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
11/7 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
11/8 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11/10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/12 New Orleans, LA - The Parish
11/13 Denton, TX - Hailey's
11/14 Austin, TX - Emo's
11/17 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11/18 Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
11/19 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11/21 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11/22 Olympia, WA - Northern
11/23 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
11/24 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
11/25 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
11/27 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre
11/28 Calgary, AB - Broken City
11/29 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
11/30 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hall
12/2 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
12/3 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
12/4 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
12/5 Toronto, ON - Opera House