Great Lake Swimmers Announce Summer Shows

April 20 – Regina, SK @ JunoFest – Artesian on 13th

June 6 & 7 – Bayfield, ON @ Old Town Hall
June 14 – Brockville, ON @ TALL SHIPS 1812 Festival
June 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Dragon Boat Festival
July 19 & 20 – London, ON @ Home County Festival
August 3, 4, 5 – Canmore, AB @ Canmore Folk Festival

Check the show page for advance ticket links and more details.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS DEBUT WAS RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 2003

Ten years ago today the debut, self-titled Great Lake Swimmers album was released into the world via the (weewerk) record label and art salon. Though the recording began in the summer of 2001, the album finally found a home through (weewerk), the tiny Toronto indie label that could, in March of 2003.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole decade of touring, making new friends, and continuing the musical conversation. Thanks to everyone who has helped us out along the way & especially to Phil Klygo for holding down the fort in his role as manager.

Here’s to another ten!

ALBUM_~1

New Videos!

The Great Exhale:

To capture the tone of the song for a video, the group worked with director Christopher Mills, who shot exteriors in different parts of Toronto and captured the band in front of a green screen so he could juxtapose them with illustrations and treatments that evoked the feeling behind the song.

“I found the song to be really haunting and beautiful, so the original concept for the video was based on a very loose idea of exploring empty, dissonant places, and to more of a visual essay that put ‘the music on the wind that passes through,’” Mills says. “The plan was to fill these spaces with these drawings, and ‘ghostly light and effects’ in ways that complimented the music.” He accomplished this with some help from French illustrator and producer Gaëlle Legrand and director-videographer Colin Medley, who found the graffiti-strewn walls that dance about in the video.

The Great Exhale - music video

Ballad of A Fisherman’s Wife:

“In August, Canada’s Juno nominated band “Great Lake Swimmers” visited McLellan Group’s ‘Eastern Office’ in the 1000 Islands. With a couple of great shooters, perfect weather, underwater cameras and the River’s funkiest barge, we created their official video for “Ballad of a Fisherman’s Wife” from their “New Wild Everywhere” album.”
– Doug McLellan

Ballad of A Fisherman's Wife - music video

Great Lake Swimmers Announced To Perform At HILLSIDE INSIDE!

TONY DEKKER – SOLO SHOWS IN FEBRUARY ANNOUNCED!

As part of the INSIDE THE MUSIC series sponsored by Napoleon Home Comfort, Tony Dekker of heralded folk band Great Lake Swimmers will be making a few special solo appearances this February.

Thu Feb 21 – Barrie ON @ Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
Fri Feb 22 – Collingwood ON @ Gayety Theatre

Advance tickets on sale now, check the SHOWS tab for more details.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS RETURN TO EUROPE – ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER TOUR DATES!

Great Lake Swimmers will be back in Europe this November to continue to promote their April released full length “NEW WILD EVERYWHERE”.

Fellow Canadian band Dusted, Brian Brocherdt of Holy Fuck’s new outfit, is confirmed support for the whole tour.

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – EUROPE TOUR DATES with Dusted

Nov 15 – Dresden (D) @ Beatpol
Nov 16 – Berlin (D) @ Bi Nuu
Nov 17 – Copenhagen (DK) @ KB18
Nov 18 – Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
Nov 19 – Oslo (N) @ Blaa Oslo
Nov 21 – Aarhus (DK) @ Voxhall
Nov 22 – Hamburg (D) @ Molotow
Nov 23 – Göttingen (D) @ Apex
Nov 24 – Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
Nov 25 – Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
Nov 26 – Bush Hall – London (UK)
Nov 28 – Dublin (EIR) @ Button Factory (+ Shearwater)
Nov 29 – Glasgow (UK) @ The Broadcast
Nov 30 – Manchester (UK) @ Night & Day
Dec 01 – Bristol (UK) @ Start The Bus
Dec 02 – Brussels (B) @ Botanique ‘Autumn Falls Festival’
Dec 03 – Köln (D) @ Blue Shell
Dec 06 – Barcelona (ES) @ Primavera Club

For more details please visit: http://www.toutpartout.be/Artists/Great_Lake_Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Great Lake Swimmers have announced additional east coast dates in the U.S. in August, September and October. The band has been on the road for most of 2012 in support of their fifth studio album, New Wild Everywhere, which Paste Magazine called “a treat of melodic proportions.” In addition to the newly added dates, Great Lake Swimmers are currently touring across Canada playing various festival and headline shows. All tour dates are listed below.

Newly added U.S. dates:
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Thu, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ West Mount Vernon Park (WTMD “First Thursday” Concert Series)
Wed, Sep 5 Washington, DC @ 930 Club with Patrick Watson
Thu, Sep 6 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live with Patrick Watson
Fri, Sep 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Watson
Tue, Oct 2 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square with Snowblink
Wed, Oct 3 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground with Snowblink
Thu, Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House with Snowblink
Fri, Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse with Snowblink
Sat, Oct 6 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt with Snowblink

Keep reading for all tour dates…

Great Lake Swimmers – All Tour Dates:
Fri, July 20 Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk, Music & Arts Festival
Fri, July 27 – Sun, July 29 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Music Festival
Wed, Aug 1 Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Thu, Aug 2 Baltimore, MD @ West Mount Vernon Park (WTMD “First Thursday” Concert Series)
Sat, Aug 4 Vancouver, BC @ SHOREfest – The Celebration of Light
Sun, Aug 5 Whistler BC @ Whistler Olympic Plaza
Sat, Aug 18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater (Opening for Blue Rodeo)
Wed, Sep 5 Washington, DC @ 930 Club with Patrick Watson
Thu, Sep 6 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live with Patrick Watson
Fri, Sep 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Watson
Sat, Sept 8 – Sun, Sept 9 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
Thu, Sep 13 St. Catherines ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Sat. Sep 15 Hamilton ON@ James Street North SuperCrawl
Thu, Sep 20 London ON @ Aeolian Hall
Fri, Sep 21 Meaford ON @ Meaford Hall
Sat, Sep 22 Kingston ON @ Chalmers United
Thu, Sept 27 Halifax, NS @ Spatz Theatre
Fri, Sept 28 Fredericton, NB @ Wilmont United Church
Sun, Sept 29 St. John’s, NL @ Cochrane Street United Church
Tues, Oct 2 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Wed, Oct 3 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thu, Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Fri, Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
Sat, Oct 6 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt