Published Jan 09, 2012Over the holidays, we learned that Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker would be going on a trip around Antarctica to play songs during an educational adventure for students. Thankfully, Great Lake Swimmers' upcoming efforts will take place significantly closer to home, as they have just announced an album and a spring tour.
The new LP is called New Wild Everywhere, and it's due out on April 3 via Nettwerk. It will be the follow-up to 2009's Lost Channels. According to a press release, it "thematically picks up where the previous album left off, exploring transcendence in the natural world to describe the universal themes of love, mortality and escape."
The LP was laid down with returning producer Andy Magoffin at Toronto's Revolution Recording, marking a change from the band's usual habit of cutting albums in unconventional locales. "It came as a bit of a surprise how well we functioned as a band in that environment," said Dekker of the studio experience. "We were able to focus completely on the songs, rather than the logistical obstacles of waiting for the boat to dock, or the rain to stop." On the other hand, the song "The Great Exhale" was tracked in an abandoned subway station.
At the bottom of the page is a behind-the-scenes clip of Great Lake Swimmers in the studio. Head to our Click Hear section where we are premiering the new album track "Easy Come Easy Go."
Once New Wild Everywhere is released, the band will embark on a Canadian tour. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule, and find pre-sale information over at Great Lake Swimmers' official website.
New Wild Everything:
1. "Think That You Might Be Wrong"
2. "New Wild Everywhere"
3. "The Great Exhale"
4. "The Knife"
5. "Changes with the Wind"
6. "Cornflower Blue"
7. "Easy Come Easy Go"
8. "Fields of Progeny"
9. "Ballad of a Fisherman's Wife"
10. "Quiet Your Mind"
11. "Parkdale Blues"
12. "On the Water"
13. "Les Champs de Progéniture"
4/5 Montreal, QC - L'Astral
5/4 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre *
5/6 Edmonton, AB - McDougall United Church *
5/7 Calgary, AB - Central United Church *
5/11 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom *
5/12 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall *
6/2 Toronto, ON - The Music Hall *
* with Cold Specks