Leaf Rapids Announce New Album 'Velvet Paintings,' Share Single

Hear the Winnipeg Americana group's latest cut, "Starling to a Starling"

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 13, 2024

Named after bassist Devin Latimer's hometown in Northern Manitoba, Winnipeg's Leaf Rapids return today with news of their long-awaited third album, led by new single "Starling to a Starling."

Velvet Paintings is set to arrive on April 19 via Mile 33 Records — nearly five years on from the band's 2019 sophomore effort, Citizen Alien.

Of the dusky new single, songwriter Keri Latimer said, “This song was inspired by starling murmurations. Separate entities magically flying in sync to form beautiful dancing shapes in the sky. It made me wonder about that elusive thread of connection between humans and what amazing things we can do when we work together.” 

Listen to "Starling to a Starling" below, where you'll also find the quartet's tour dates behind the album release.

Leaf Rapids 2024 Tour Dates:

04/19 Winnipeg, MB - Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club
04/23 Inglis, MB - Roots at Rusty’s
04/24 Regina, SK - The Artesian
04/25 Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
04/26 Calgary, AB - Weaselhead Presents! at the Lakeview United Church
04/27  Diamond Valley, AB - Flare n' Derrick Community Centre 
04/28 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood Stage and Grill 

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