We first met Long Branch back in 2016 with "Lucky Me," and now the Toronto alt-country collective have announced plans for their debut LP. Titled Found the Setting Sun, it's due out on May 25.
The band brings together a number of music vets, including Lisa Myers and Laura Pitkanen of Adaptor 45, D'Arcy Good of the Good Family, Don Pyle of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and Sally Lee of Venus Cures All (and Myers' all-girl punk group Chicken Milk).
After crossing paths at various times and places over the decades — from seeing each other play to rallying together to fight "evil" landlords in Parkdale — the group are finally set to unveil their first full-length.
Before it arrives in its entirety, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive first listen to lead single and album opener "Lilacs."
"I tend to write of hardship and loss but in the end there is light and hope in my songs," Pitkanen tells Exclaim! "In the song 'Lilacs,' I acknowledge that we carry the shadows of our past, and that this is necessary for being able to live in a good way. 'Lilacs' is ultimately a love song from which there is no turning back. In ourselves and in each other, we found the setting sun."
Scroll past the tracklisting for Found the Setting Sun and the band's upcoming live shows to give "Lilacs" a listen.
Found the Setting Sun:
2. Somebody Else
3. Rising Tide
6. Phone Is Ringing
9. Empty Suitcase
03/08 Toronto, ON – Lula Lounge
06/01 Toronto, ON – The Baby G
06/02 Hamilton, ON – This Ain't Hollywood