Published Apr 02, 2015It's been five years since Rodney DeCroo released a proper album of music, and now he's finally breaking his silence with a new LP entitled Campfires on the Moon, due out on April 28 through Tonic Records.
The album was cut at producer Brian Barr's Vancouver studio, with longtime friend Ida Nilsen (a.k.a. Great Aunt Ida) contributing piano and vocals and frequent collaborator Mark Haney handling double bass. A press release notes, "The arrangements are fragile — three acoustic instruments and two voices."
At the bottom of this page, sample the sound by streaming the countrified cut "Sparks in the Rain."
Also below, see DeCroo's spring tour schedule, which will find him travelling from the West Coast out to Ontario and playing 19 shows between this month and June.
Since DeCroo released his latest proper album, he has "devoted the years to therapy and healing as he stepped up to a lifelong battle with PTSD." He also released a spoken word collection called Allegheny in 2012. Those "poem songs" were subsequently adapted into a live theatre performance.
Campfires on the Moon:
1. Campfires on the Moon
2. Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town
3. Baby, You Ain't Wild
4. Sparks in the Rain
5. White Circles
6. Tear All Lovers Down
7. Young with You
8. No Saviour Big Enough
9. Ashes After Fire
10. Out on the Backstretch
04/16 Vancouver, BC - The Fox Theatre
04/17 Penticton, BC - The Wild Scallion
04/18 Chilliwack, BC - Bozzini's
04/21 Salmon Arm, BC - Salmon Arm Arts Centre
04/22 Nelson, BC - The Special
04/23 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood
04/24 Cranbrook, BC - The Studio Stage Door Theatre
04/25 Edmonton, AB - Brixx Bar + Grill
04/27 Red Deer, AB - Fratters Speakeasy
04/29 Regina, SK - The Artful Dodger
04/30 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
05/01 Winnipeg, MB - Times Changed
05/27 Toronto, ON - The Tennesee
05/28 Oakville, ON - Moonshine Cafe
05/29 Windsor, ON - The Phog
05/30 London, ON - Call The Office
05/31 Peterborough, ON - The Garnet
06/05 Wakefield, ON - Kaffe 1870
06/06 Guelph, ON - The Cornerstone