GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS MAKE WAVES AS NEW ALBUM
LOST CHANNELS IS SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 31
NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW / U.S. TOUR US KICKS OFF IN SEATTLE ON RELEASE DAY
"The group's songsmith Tony Dekker has without doubt created a repertoire of songs that belong to a dreamtime - ones that could easily have been sung for hundreds of years."
-New York Press
| Great Lake Swimmers|
"The group has a gentle, vulnerable sound that is most notable in the high-pitched, aching voice of the front man Tony Dekker, who recalls another Ontarian, Neil Young."
The Great Lake Swimmers will kick off the release of their new album Lost Channels with a Spring U.S. tour on March 31 in Seattle. The Toronto band will be in fine form having spent the better part of March playing to sold out venues across their home country of Canada.
Great Lake Swimmers dip down south of the 49th just as buzz for their fourth album hits a new peak. Lead single "Pulling on a Line" was recently the 2nd Most Added song at AAA radio across the nation, beaten out only by U2. The new album has already been added to over 60 College and AAA stations across the country.
Meanwhile their brand new accompanying video got is available now (below). The Isaac Rentz directed video was shot in the late night hours on the storied hills of Topanga Canyon. With its plumes of pink smoke and motley crew of charters, it's best described as "Tom Sawyer meets David Lynch."
Check out the video for "Pulling on a Line":
Great Lake Swimmers Lost Channels U.S. Spring Tour 2009:
03.31 - Seattle @ The Tractor Tavern
04.01 - Portland @ Doug Fir
04.03 - San Francisco @ The Bottom of the Hill
04.04 - Los Angeles @ Spaceland
04.05 - Tucson @ Plush
04.07 - Austin @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q
04.08 - Denton @ Hailey's
04.10 - Atlanta @ The Earl
04.11 - Asheville @ The Earl (all ages)
04.13 - Charlottesville @ Gravity Lounge
04.14 - Washington @ Black Cat
04.15 - Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda's
04.16 - Northampton @ Iron Horse Music Hall
04.17 - New York City @ The Bowery Ballroom
04.18 - Cambridge @ The Brattle Theater
04.20 - Newport @ The Southgate House
04.21 - Chicago @ Schubas
04.22 - Minneapolis @ 7th Street Entry
04.23 - Madison @ High Noon Saloon
All Tour Dates With Kate Maki
JamBase has been championing Great Lake Swimmers since their 2007 album Ongiara. Check our rave review here.