Published Oct 22, 2013Calgary indie-pop trio Raleigh are poised to release their long-promised album Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies on November 5, and they are going about promoting it by sharing a music video and booking a Canadian tour.
The tour kicks off a few days after the album release, on November 8, and lasts for exactly a month, until December 8. In that time, the band will head eastward through the Prairies, across the Canadian Shield and all the way to the Maritimes. They will then head back across the Prairies and wrap up on the West Coast.
See the schedule below, and scroll past that to watch the clip for the album cut "It Will Rise." The jazz-tinged song builds off a cyclical piano motif with duet vocals, chiming guitars and quirky horns. The accompanying video, meanwhile, shows the musicians performing the song while donning some pastel-coloured outfits. The quick-cut clip was directed by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi.
Raleigh recorded Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies at Montreal's Hotel2Tango studio with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade) and Greg Smith.
11/08 Saskatoon, SK - Vangeli's *
11/09 Rockglen, SK - Neil Jones Studio/Gallery
11/10 Brandon, MB - WHFM
11/11 Marathon, ON - basement show
11/12 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
11/13 Toronto, ON - Supermarket
11/15 Ottawa, ON - Pressed Cafe ^
11/16 Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
11/19 Moncton, NB - Plan B
11/20 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub !
11/22 Quebec City, QC - Le Pantoum ~
11/23 London, ON - APK Live +
11/29 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre #
11/30 Regina, SK - Creative City Centre
12/04 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar %
12/05 Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage $
12/06 Duchess, AB - Red Roof Studio
12/07 Kelowna, BC - Streaming Cafe
12/08 Vancouver, BC - Cobalt &
* with By Divine Right
^ with the Ashleys
! with the Wax
~ with Royal Canoe
+ with Esther
# with Few Who Do, From Giants
% with Rattle Rattle
$ with Clinton St. John
& with Phantoms Again