Ox Recruit Fred Squire, Kate Maki, Nathan Lawr for New Album, Tour Canada

Ox Recruit Fred Squire, Kate Maki, Nathan Lawr for New Album, Tour Canada
A little less than a year since Ox released their Christmas-themed album Silent Night & Other Cowboy Songs, the Sudbury, ON-based alt-country outfit are back with another new LP. This one is curiously titled tUCo, and it will be released on November 8 via Cosmic Dave's Record Factory.

The new songs were originally written as the soundtrack for a movie that was never made. According to a press release, indie filmmaker John Milne gave the band this vague description of the flick: "a '70s buddy movie channelling Keith Carradine and Dennis Hopper. The band is Tuco, and they're imploding."

The new Ox album features guest appearances from Fred Squire, Kate Maki and Nathan Lawr. It reportedly sounds like "'Rhinestone Cowboy' meets Bright Eyes with a sprinkle of the Flaming Lips." The 14 tracks include a cover of Neil Young's "Out on the Weekend."

See the tracklist below and the cover above, plus scroll to the bottom of the page to hear the single "What I Love About Cars." Also check out the schedule for the band's upcoming Canadian tour, which includes legs with Al Tuck and Forest City Lovers.

tUCo:

1. "Out on the Weekend"
2. "Indie Rock Radio Nation"
3. "Matinee"
4. "What I Love About Cars"
5. "Tuco"
6. "Moidnight on the Island"
7. "Share Gas Drive West"
8. "Rock and Roller"
9. "Trans Canada"
10. "Tucoseven"
11. "Tuco pt 69"
12. "Nico"
13. "Love Theme from a 70s Movie"
14. "Battlefields"

Tour dates:

11/3 Kingston, ON - The Mansion *
11/4 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar *
11/5 Montreal, QC - Grumpy's *
11/7 Quebec, QC - L'AgiteE *
11/9 Moncton, NB - MONCTON @ Plan B *
11/10 Halifax, NS - The Carleton *
11/11 Charlottetown, PE - Hunters *
11/15 Thunder Bay, ON - Apollo ^
11/16 Winnipeg, MB - The Lo Pub ^
11/17 Saskatoon, SK - The Fez ^
11/18 Calgary, AB - Palomino ^~
11/19 Edmonton, AB - The Black Dog ^
11/21 Kelowna, BC - TBA ^ 
11/22 Chilliwack, BC - @ tba ^
11/23 Vancouver, BC - The Railway Club ^
11/25 Edmonton, AB - The Haven ^
11/26 Regina, SK - The Exchange ^

* with Al Tuck
^ with Forest City Lovers ~ with Lorrie Matheson

Ox - What I Love About Cars by killbeat music