Published Aug 17, 2011Following last March's quirky, Exclaim!-approved High School EP, melodic BC indie rockers We Are the City are about to unleash a couple more rock anthems via a new seven-inch single.
While the High School EP, originally conceived as a side-project from their regular affairs, was a whirlwind of African rhythms and baroque breakdowns, the two-song "Mourning Song"/"Morning Song" single is set to highlight the outfit's epic rock leanings.
A press release explains that the single, which is due out September 20 via Adventure Boys Club, "is a juxtaposition of the most beautiful alongside the most tragic." The succinct song cycle shifts in tone, from describing a waterfall near the Okanagan mountains "long before it was tarnished by spray paint and litter left by less-than-respectful visitors," to "coming to terms with a friend's death just after their graduation." Heavy stuff.
You can download and/or stream the crestfallen rock ballad "Mourning Song" below.
The press sheet goes on to say that, despite the new vinyl release, the band also have their sights set on a sophomore LP sometime in the future. Before that, however, they'll be hitting up Canada once again with a string of tour dates. You can check the details of their upcoming fall trip below.
9/22 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Music Festival
9/23 Kelowna, BC - Luther Hall
9/29 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
9/30 Calgary, AB - The Gateway*
10/1 Regina, SK - The Exchange*
10/5 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
10/6 Thunder Bay, ON - Crock's
10/8 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/9 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
10/11 Kingston, ON - Mansion
10/12 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
* with Library Voices
We Are The City - Morning Song by killbeat music