Published Mar 05, 2013Following Imaginary Cities' 2011 album Temporary Resident, the band had a successful run that included a Polaris Music Prize nomination, tours with the Pixies, and a West Coast Music Awards win. Now, the Winnipeg pop-rock band are back with their sophomore LP, Fall of Romance, due out May 28 through Hidden Pony Records/Votiv Music.
These 12 tracks were recorded at Winnipeg's Private Ear Studio and Vancouver's Menagerie Studio. Additional sessions took place at the band's practice space, an apartment in Germany, and a campground in Ontario. It was co-produced by the band's own Rusty Matyas and Vancouver studio whiz Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, Mother Mother, Said the Whale).
Matyas said in a statement, "This was definitely the most fun I've ever personally had recording an album. We'd spend all day experimenting with sounds and instruments of all kinds. No limits, no rules, just fun."
The orchestra-tinged folk rock ballad "Chasing the Sunset" down at the bottom of the page. Scroll past the tracklist to see the band's upcoming tour schedule, which is mostly based in the U.S. but includes some Ontario dates.
Fall of Romance:
1. Lilt (The Intro Song)
2. All The Time
3. Bells of Cologne
4. Chasing the Sunset
5. Silver Lining
6. Sooner or Later
7. Fall of Romance
8. 9 and 10
9. A Way With Your Words
10. Who's Watching You
11. Water Under the Bridge
12. Still Waiting So Cold
3/14 Austin, TX - Paste Party*
3/14 Austin, TX - Manitoba Music Party*(5:15 pm)
3/14 Austin, TX - BreakOut West Showcase*(12:00am)
3/15 Austin, TX - Sonicbird/Planetary Group Showcase*(2:30pm)
3/16 Austin, TX - Best Lil'Big Fest in Texas*(6:15pm)
3/18 Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
3/19 St. Louis, MO - Fubar
3/20 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
3/21 Windsor, ON - Fog Lounge
3/22 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace (CMW) *
3/2 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
* with Besnard Lakes