Published Mar 16, 2012Between the release of his Exclaim!-approved sophomore set Anchors and the viral video for album track "Thick as Thieves" racking up almost a million views, 2011 was a big year for Ottawa's Kalle Mattson. This year is poised to be just as exciting, though, as the experimental folk musician has announced a new EP and an upcoming Canadian tour.
Mattson will deliver Lives in Between on May 1 through Parliament of Trees. Physical copies of the effort will feature five songs, while digital downloads will also include bonus cut "Palm Sunday."
Recorded late last year, the release showcases Mattson's new quintet lineup, as well as the group's new sound. You can stream and/or download the brassy EP track "Water Falls" down below. The release is also said to serve as a teaser for the artist's next album, which has yet to be recorded but should arrive later this year.
On top of the new EP, Mattson will be taking his tunes on tour this spring, starting with a few CMW shows in March, but eventually heading out east towards the Maritimes in May. You can check out the full tour schedule down below.
Lives in Between:
2. Sun Is Gone
3. The Shore
4. Water Falls
5. Miles In Between
6. Palm Sunday (Digital Only)
3/21 Toronto, ON - The Rivoli (CMW)
3/22 Toronto, ON - Young Lions Music Club (CMW)
3/30 Ottawa, ON - Club Saw
4/17 Kingston, ON - The Mansion
4/18 Ottawa, ON - Zaphods
4/26 Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn *
4/27-28 Sudbury, ON - Northern Ontario Music Awards
5/9 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
5/10 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplops
5/11 North Bay, ON - TBA
5/12 Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flahertys
5/15 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
5/17 Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge
5/18 Sydney, NS - Govenors Pub
5/19 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
5/20 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
5/22 Kingston, ON - TBA
5/23 Toronto, ON - The Supermarket
5/24 London, ON - The Brass
5/25 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
5/26 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
* with The Wooden Sky