Following a couple of prior EPs, rootsy Ontario outfit Stonetrotter are now making the leap to full-lengths with the arrival of their self-titled debut LP. With the album set to be released on October 30, Exclaim! has the premiere on the entire thing.
While the five-piece don't stray too far from their rootsy wheelhouse, they cover a fair amount of sonic territory across Stonetrotter's 10 tracks. Cuts like "The Truth Don't Don't Look the Same to Me and You" and "Back at the Boneyard" are hypnotic and reverberating, while "Duets" is classic country, "A Ghost in My Own Skin" and "What's Goin' On (With My Love)?" are swaggering soul-pop, and "Born Stiff" sports crunchy guitar riffs. The overall effect is simultaneously earthy and dreamy, sounding like the work of a folk band with an affection for post-rock production.
Scroll past the band's Ontario tour schedule to hear it all below.
10/30 Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room #
10/31 Gravenhurst, ON - Sawdust City Brewery
11/01 Barrie, ON - Mady Center for the Performing Arts *
11/06 Orillia, ON - The Brownstone Cafe
11/07 Cornwall, ON - Lola's
11/28 Toronto, ON - Burdock Music Hall ^
12/05 Barrie, ON - Foxx Lounge ~
12/06 Toronto, ON - Burdock Music Hall ~
# with the Woodshed Orchestra
* with Fortunate Ones
^ with Animal Parts
~ with Brett Caswell, Jerry Leger, Shawn William Clark