Royal Canoe Release New Single PEEP THIS, New LP WAVER Out January 25

Royal Canoe Release New Single PEEP THIS, New LP WAVER Out January 25

Royal Canoe released a new single, "Peep This", today - share via YouTube. The track follows first single "RAYZ", a month-long North American tour, and a performance at the Paste Live Studio, previewing material from the band's upcoming new album, Waver, due out January 25th, 2019 on Paper Bag Records. Pre-order Waver.

Discussing "Peep This", lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Peters stated: "Peep This" is a song about going through a process of re-evaluation in a relationship. As the years go by, you've both clearly grown as people, but how has that impacted your partnership? The more you look outward though, the turbulent uncertainty overwhelms and you can't imagine letting go. You find yourself awash in desperate energy as you realize how much you depend on each other to stay afloat - how could you make it alone?

One of my favourite, serendipitous moments from the recording of Waver comes from this song... at some point while we were working on the session in ProTools the acoustic drums accidentally got nudged backward a tiny amount relative to everything else for a portion of the song (definitely some sloppy mouse-clicking in-play). All of the electronic drums, keys, bass were still "in time" which created this great grinding sensation where the drums feel like their tripping off the back end of the pocket. It's a subtle shift and only occurs at the end of the 2nd and 3rd chorus', but it makes me feel like the floor is tilting.

With Waver, Royal Canoe has hit the reset button, and are steering into new terrain. The writing and recording was an exercise in following the seed of inspiration to its end point before deconstructing and rebuilding each song.

Sonically Waver rifles through a treasure trove of sounds from pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop. There's expansive synth walls, obtuse guitar solos, beautiful organ lines, all tied together with a deep rhythmic interplay between the bass, drums and electronics. This time around, everything is centered around the vocals and lyrics, mixed at the forefront and more vulnerable than ever. "As we continued to peel back the layers, the lyrics struck a more personal tone, but the things we found ourselves reacting to were less nostalgic than on previous records," says Peters. These songs started to become the anchor - the sign-posts marking their journey through new scenery.

Over the past half-dozen years, Royal Canoe has played over 400 shows aound the world from Kiev to California, on tours with Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club, to major festivals like Bonaroo, Iceland Airwaves, and Osheaga. They have travelled to Atlanta to work with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter) and received critical acclaim, along with a nomination for 'Alternative Album of the Year' at the Junos, 'Best Independent Album' at the Western Canadian Music Awards, whild building a devoted fanbase the world over.

With Waver set for a January 25 release, Royal Canoe will head to Europe, celebrating in Switzerland before wrapping in Paris. 2019 North American tour dates are in the works.

Tour Dates:
01/25 - Baden, CH @ Werkk Kulturlokal
01/26 - Bulle, CH @ Ebullition
01/29 - Prague, CZ @ Roxy
01/30 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
01/31 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
02/01 - Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega
02/05 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
02/06 - London, UK @ Thousand Island
02/08 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label

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