Published Apr 18, 2012Winnipeg-based indie pop eclectics Royal Canoe recently dropped their Extended Play EP, and now the group have unveiled a video for the collection's first track "Hold onto the Metal."
Much like My Morning Jacket's "Holdin' on to Black Metal," listeners shouldn't be fooled by the stylistic implications of title, since this track eschews heavy sounds in favour of densely layered vocal harmonies, expansive synths and faintly funky rhythms. As for the video, it shows the band performing while a deep sea diver makes his way through some charmingly homemade-looking underwater props.
As previously reported, Royal Canoe have a pile of Canadian dates coming up, and you can see them below, along with the band's new video.
4/30 Chicago, IL - Double Door
5/1 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
5/2 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
5/3 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar
5/4 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
5/9 New York, NY - Pianos
5/10 Washington, DC - The Velvet Lounge
5/12 Detroit, MI - Garden Bowl
5/13 Chicago, IL - Township
5/18 Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
5/19 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
5/22 Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf
5/23 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
5/25 Calgary, AB - Palomino Social Club
5/26 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
6/16 Winnipeg, MB - Old Market Square (Winnipeg International Jazzfest)