​The Strumbellas "Spirits" on Exclaim! TV

​The Strumbellas "Spirits" on Exclaim! TV
Notice a spring in your step lately? It just might be thanks to the charming and uplifting sounds of Canadian folksters the Strumbellas  permeating the radio airwaves. "Spirits" has spent the past year climbing the charts, but the Toronto-based group have been honing in on their pop-infused roots sound for the past near-decade; their two albums and EP all led to this year's Hope, the band's biggest success to date.
 
On this episode of Exclaim! TV, we sit down with lead singer Simon Ward and keyboard player/vocalist David Ritter at Festival d'Été de Québec for a special acoustic set of their soaring hit single, "Spirits." This stripped-down performance finds the band members bringing more attention to their poignant lyrics, Ward and Ritter ditching the original's folk-pop grandeur for a classic acoustic guitar rendition, complete with rich harmonies. In this version, they allow lyrics such as "And I don't want to see another night / Lost inside a lonely life while I'm here" to really leave an impression.
 
Watch the delightful clip in the player below and catch the Strumbellas live on tour at one of their tour dates, after the jump.
 

 
Tour dates:
 
08/12 Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo
08/13 Redmond, WA - 107.7 The End Summer Camp
08/14 Portland, OR - 94/7 Birthday Party
08/24 London, UK - The Borderline
08/26 Saint Cloud, France - Rock en Seine
08/27 Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Openair
08/29 Cologne, Germany - Gloria
08/30 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
08/31 Sestri Levante, Italy - Ex Convento dell'Annunziata
09/01 Segrate Mi, Italy - Circolo Magnolia
09/10 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
09/17 Baden-Baden, Germany - SWR3 New Pop Festival
09/20 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater*
09/21 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park*
09/23 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful
09/24 Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Festival
09/26 Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater*
09/27 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee*
09/29 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre*
09/30 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/05 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom*
10/06 Houston, TX - House of Blues*
10/07 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
10/10 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre*
10/12 Missoula, MT - The Wilma*
 
* with Cold War Kids
 
Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan
Audio recorded by Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio mixed by Kyle Laurin
Filmed at Festival d'Été de Québec in Québec City, QC

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