Published Jun 17, 2014Rootsy Toronto quintet Union Duke are set to drop their new folk-inflected indie LP Cash & Carry on June 24. Rather than make you wait, however, you can stream the 12-song LP in all of its banjo-pluckin' glory now.
The album, which marks the band's first since 2013's Bandits & Bridges, has earned its rustic folk stamp — after all, it was tracked within a cabin up "in the Ontario woods." Themes include "love, loss, and a cheap shirt," all communicated via "entwining rambling banjos, soaring vocal harmonies, chicken-picken' electric guitars and a fast driving, heel-stomping beat."
Cash & Carry can be streamed in full below. The band will also celebrate its release with a string of tour dates, which can be viewed below.
06/28 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
07/03 Port Hope, ON – Bandshell
07/04-06 Orillia, ON – Mariposa Folk Fest
07/09 Fort Frances, ON – Cornell Farms
07/14 Cranbrook, BC – The Key City Theatre
07/15 Kelowna, BC – Fernando's Pub
07/17 Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club
07/18 Kamloops, BC – Cactus Jack's Saloon
07/19 Edmonton, AB – Fionn MacCool's
07/23 Medicine Hat, AB – Schooner's Pub
07/24 Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar & Amp
07/25 Dauphin, MB – Bruce Leperre's Firehouse House Concert
07/27 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
07/28 Kenora, ON – The Cornerstone
08/03 Munro's Mills, ON – Barn Dance
08/08-10 Red Rock, ON – Live From The Rock Festival
08/15-17 Owen Sound, ON – Summerfolk
08/21 Toronto, ON – St. James Park
08/29-31 Grafton, ON – Shelter Valley Folk Festival