Great Lake Swimmers will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015 via Nettwerk Records. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Tony Dekker and his band mates have created some of their most dynamic songs to date.
As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of these unique and unusual locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario. A number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats in the caves. A Forest Of Arms was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).
Great Lake Swimmers consists of Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are also several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath).
Exclaim has the streaming premiere of “Zero in the City” the first single. Listen to the track here: http://tinyurl.com/k93vmbm/
CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
4/15 / London, ON / The Aeolian – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837768/
4/16 / London, ON / The Aeolian – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837793/
4/17 / Wakefield, QC / The Black Sheep Inn – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837803/
4/18 / Wakefield, QC / The Black Sheep Inn – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837823/
4/23 / Toronto, ON / The Randolph Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837838/
4/24 / Toronto, ON / The Randolph Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837853/
5/25 / Winnipeg, MB / West End Cultural Centre –http://winnipegfolkfestival.ca/concerts-events#!programmation=event$great-lake-swimmers/1204/
5/27 / Saskatoon, SK / Broadway Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837858/
5/29 / Edmonton, AB / Royal Alta Museum Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837868/
5/30 / Calgary, AB / Central United Church – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22834733/
6/1 / Nelson, BC / Civic Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837908/
6/3 / Victoria, BC / Alix Goolden Hall – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837918/
6/4 / Vancouver, BC / The Vogue Theatre – https://tickets.songkick.com/events/22837923/
The band will announce U.S. tour dates later this month and expect them to tour Europe in the early fall.