Published May 15, 2012Two years removed from the relaxed, summery vibes of 2010's Homes, the Victoria, BC-based Jon and Roy are looking to recapture that sunny feeling with this year's Let It Go. It's due out June 12 through Blue Heron Music/Warner Music Canada.
A press release promises that these "laid-back acoustic guitar riffs, toe-tapping rhythms, and made-for-sing-along lyrics" add up to "the perfect summer album." The LP is said to contain ska-style horns and acoustic riffs, with a selection of mellow tunes and more upbeat material.
For a taste of this, listen to the bubbly folk ditty "Vibrant Scene" right here (a previous version from singer-guitarist Jon Middleton's solo album is streaming at the bottom of the page).
Middleton said in a statement, "We felt much more free on this album. It was a very natural process in this way, similar to how we would approach a live show."
See the tracklist below, and scroll past that to see the band's upcoming live schedule, which is entirely based in Alberta and British Columbia.
Let It Go:
1. Mountain Town
2. Vibrant Scene
3. Let It Go
4. Tavern Song
5. Light Again
6. Where We Gonna Go
7. Bygone Road
9. Somebody Knows
10. Time of Dyin'
6/8 Edmonton, AB - Open Sky Festival
6/9 Calgary, AB - The Palomino
6/10 Canmore, AB - Communitea
6/22 Vancouver, BC - St James Hall
6/23 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
7/7 Revelstoke, BC - Revelstoke Streetfest
7/8 Kelowna, BC - Keloha Festival
8/5 Sidney, BC - Sidney in the Park Concert Series
8/6 Victoria, BC - Beacon Hill Park