Published Jul 23, 2014Toronto atmospheric folkies the Wilderness of Manitoba have already previewed some of their new material on tour earlier this year, and now they've formally announced their next album. Between Colours will be out on September 16 on Pheromone Recordings.
The album was laid down at Revolution Recording in Toronto with producer Joe Dunphy (Skydiggers, By Divine Right, Elliott Brood). Guests include Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (who plays a guitar solo) and Rheostatics member Michael Phillip Wojewoda (who contributes theremin), plus a handful of drummers.
The album is split into two distinct sides, with the first five songs representing "day" and back half representing "night." It's apparently an evolution from the band's past work, and a press release describes it like this: "The expanding instrumentation and layered guitar and synth effects combine to create one-listen pop hooks and adventurous sonic exploration."
Project founder Will Whitwham and violinist Amanda Balsys share lead vocals.
The tracklist is below and the album cover is above. The breezy folk-rock single "Leave Someone" can be heard over at SoundCloud.
1. Big Skies
2. Leave Someone
4. Fade from My Light
5. When You Go
7. Smoke Leaves a Trace
8. Shadow Forgiveness
9. Through Blue Light
10. The Movement of Stars