Published Apr 04, 2014We keep thinking we've heard the last from the Hive Creative Labs, the beloved Burnaby studio that shut last year, but new albums continue to emerge that were recorded at the BC facility. The latest of these is Since I Let You Go, the debut full-length from rootsy Vancouver rock band Real Ponchos, which will be out digitally on May 6.
The album was produced by the Hive's Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung). It was recorded live off the floor, with pedal steel and organ overdubbed after. The results draw on country and psychedelia, and a press release describes the four-piece as "a band that can command a roaring dance floor with high energy alt-country stompers and throw down some sweet, transcendental jams."
Songwriting duties are split between singer-guitarists Ben Arsenault and Emile Scott; the former's songs are described as "country hurtin' tunes" while the latter's sport "bright and driving melodies." This is the follow-up to last year's self-titled EP.
At the bottom of this page, stream this breezy, harmonica-honkin' country-rock number "Outta This Place."
Below, scroll past the tracklist to check out Real Ponchos' upcoming tour schedule, which will take them across Canada from coast-to-coast this spring.
Since I Let You Go:
2. Aged in Oak
3. Outta This Place
4. It's Gonna Happen
5. Since I Let You Go
6. A Fistful of Beans
7. Just Like a Slow Burn
8. Deep Dark Pool
9. Along the Way
10. Buenas Vibras
11. Take Me Back Home
05/02 Vancouver, BC - Anza Club
05/07 Lloydminster, AB - The Root
05/08 Regina, SK - McNally's Tavern *
05/09 Sasktoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern ?
05/10 Gimli, MB - Ship and Plough Pub ^
05/15 Oshawa, ON - Moustache Club
05/16 Toronto, ON Tranzac Club ~
05/17 Ottawa, ON - Pressed Café #
05/20 Toronto, ON - 3030 Bar
05/21 Sackville, NB - Ducky's
05/22 Fredericton, NB - Roxstone Café
05/23 Halifax, NS - Carleton %
05/24 St Andrew's, NB - Red Herring
05/27 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's
05/28 Moncton, NB - Plan B $
05/29 Montreal, QC - Barfly &
05/30 Montreal, QC - Cagibi +
06/04 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Hotel
06/05 Brandon, MB - Lady of the Lake Pub
06/06 Lethbridge, AB - Owl Acoustic Lounge
06/07 Regina, SK, The Lancaster Pub
06/09 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood
06/12 Kelowna, BC - Fernando's
06/13 Victoria, BC - Logan's !
07/11-12 Horsefly, BC - Arts on the Fly Festival
* with the Slim City Pickers
? with Gunner & Smith
^ with Adam Young
~ with Emily Jill West, Snoqualmie
# with Wooden Horseman
% with the Band Before Time
$ with Alex Madsen
& with the Johnny Cash Machine
+ with Ghost Lights
! with As the Crow Flies