Whitehorse debuts their brand new video for the stellar single, “Downtown.” Take a race through Toronto’s downtown core with Luke, Melissa, and their Mr. & Mrs. Smith-like dopplegangers. Watch “Downtown” below.
Whitehorse will be taking their upcoming and highly anticipated new record, Leave No Bridge Unburned, on tour in the United States this Spring.
Tour dates are listed here.
Hot on the hooves of Whitehorse’s announcement about a new record, Leave No Bridge Unburned, to be released on February 17, 2015, comes follow-up news confirming an expansive headline tour from West Coast to Canada’s capital in April-May 2015.
Whitehorse launched the new album with a sparse and sinewy video for “Sweet Disaster,” a piece that longtime fan Grant Lawrence (CBC) calls a “sultry cross between ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘True Detective.’” The song is about space, time and love, nestled in an idea about a one-way ticket to planet Mars.
Leave No Bridge Unburned is available for exclusive pre-order, including instant triple download of three new songs from the album, including “Sweet Disaster,” from iTunes now.
New for this tour is Whitehorse’s first ever offering of exclusive ticket bundles that include music, exclusive merch, meet & greets and more. Tickets and bundles for all tour dates will be available starting Friday, November 21, 2014.
NEW YORK, NY: Rockwood Music Hall, Dec 3, 8:30 pm ~ tickets
HAMILTON, ON: Melrose United Church, Dec 5 ~ tickets
MONTREAL, QC: L’Astral, February 21
VICTORIA, BC: Alix Gooldin Performance Hall, April 8 ~ tickets
VANCOUVER, BC: Commodore Ballroom, April 9 ~ tickets
KELOWNA, BC: Kelowna Community Theatre, April 10 ~ tickets
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Centre, April 15 ~ tickets
CALGARY, AB: Jack Singer Concert Hall, April 16 ~ tickets
BANFF, AB: Banff Centre, April 17
LETHBRIDGE, AB: University of Lethbridge Theatre, April 18 ~ tickets
SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, April 21 ~ tickets
WINNIPEG, MB: Burton Cummings Theatre, April 24 ~ tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, May 8 ~ tickets
KINGSTON, ON: Grand Theatre, May 13 ~ tickets
OTTAWA, ON: NAC, May 14 ~ tickets
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE: WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, ‘LEAVE NO BRIDGE UNBURNED,’ WITH FIRST SONG AND VIDEO.
Whitehorse announces a new album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, with “Sweet Disaster,” a song that channels Bond themes and Sixties R&B with a slinky, stylized video to match.
“Sweet Disaster” is a story about one rich man’s quest to send a couple to Mars. It’s fitting subject matter for Melissa’s first ever love song to Luke, and for a band described thus far as “space cowboy lovebirds” (Now Magazine, Toronto).
Watch “Sweet Disaster” here:
Leave No Bride Unburned will be released February 17, 2015 on Six Shooter Records.
Pre-Order Leave No Bridge Unburned from iTunes, complete with instant download of “Sweet Disaster,” starting on November 18.
Video directed by Ken Cunningham.
Whitehorse gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Foundation to Assist Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Ontario Music Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
Whitehorse releases sheet music for their debut self titled album and Polaris Prize short listed album, The Fate of The World Depends on This Kiss.
Whitehorse – Whitehorse
Eulogy for Whiskers
Killing Time is Murder
Whitehorse – The Fate of The World Depends on This Kiss
Devil’s Got a Gun
Mismatched Eyes (The Boat Song)
Out Like A Lion
No Glammer in The Hammer
The Polaris Music Prize today announced the Polaris Cover Sessions. Recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto, and mastered by João Carvalho Mastering, the cover sessions feature previously nominated Short List artists’ reinterpretations of a fellow Short List artist’s song. These Cover Sessions include Great Lake Swimmers doing I’m A Mountain by Sarah Harmer, Sarah Harmer reimagining Odessa by Caribou, and a new version of The New Pornographers’ Bones Of An Idol by Whitehorse (click here for preview). A video for Harmer’s Caribou cover will be released via Aux.tv and AUX’s YouTube on August 19th. The two subsequent cover sessions will be released August 26th and September 2nd. The cover sessions will be pressed into 7”s and available for sale next year on Record Store Day.
“As much as Polaris picks lists and winners, it’s also a community of artists who greatly respect each other’s work. Like our recent Banff Sessions with Shad and Holy Fuck, we hope this kind of mutual love manifests itself on an annual basis,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.
“All of us at Revolution Recording and Joao Carvalho Mastering are big fans of Polaris and everything it represents. We were honoured to make our facilities available for recording, filming and mastering and to be a part of this initiative. Big fun was had by all,” offered Tanya Coghlan, Studio Manager at Revolution Recording.
The Polaris Gala will be hosted by Jay Baruchel on Monday, September 22nd at The Carlu in Toronto. It will be webcast live on Aux.tv and live audio broadcast on SiriusXM’s Iceberg (Sirius ch. 161) and The Verge (XM ch.173). The eligibility period for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. An independent jury of nearly 190 music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. An eleven person Grand Jury, chosen from the larger jury, will convene the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.
The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. The runners up from the Short List each receive $2,000 courtesy of Slaight Music. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners have included Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
About the Polaris Music Prize
The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected music critics. www.polarismusicprize.ca / @polarisprize
About Revolution Recording
Revolution Recording is a superb recording studio located in the heart of Toronto, dedicated to the highest possible standards in music recording. Combining the highest standards in acoustic architecture with distinctive design character, Revolution Recording aims to provide a creative environment for artists, writers and producers, celebrating the joy and work of making music. www.revolutionrecording.com
About João Carvalho Mastering
João Carvalho Mastering’s dedicated group of award winning engineers have created an environment where precision, creativity, passion and skill come together to push sonic boundaries to new heights. Their world renowned mastering facility draws on an extensive state of the art set of customized mastering tools and equipment. At JCM, they can help transform your music so it’s at its finest when it is ultimately presented to the listening world. www.joaocarvalhomastering.com
Whitehorse goes back to basics on a brand new live, stripped-down session for iTunes Canada that captures the duo’s essential sounds – blistering guitars and vocal harmonies.
1. Killing Time is Murder
2. No Glamour in the Hammer
4. Devil’s Got a Gun
5. Dear Irony
7. Peterbilt Coalmine
8. Gun St. Girl
9. Cold July
Official release date is August 19, 2014. Buy it now and get “Killing Time is Murder” instantly!
Outlaws & Gunslingers and the Americana Music Association join forces again to present an abundance of Americana + Canadiana talent for NXNE 2014.
From the big-name artists Jim Cuddy, Alejandro Escovedo and Whitehorse to the next generation of songwriters and performers from Six Shooter Records, Cameron House Records and beyond, the lineup showcases the strength, breadth and depth of songwriting in progressive folk and roots worlds.
NQ Arbuckle, hot off the unanimous praise of their long-awaited new record, The Future Happens Anyway, opens the bill. The next timeslot brings together Lindi Ortega, Harlan Pepper and Lee Harvey Osmond, all with strong ties to Nashville.
Jim Cuddy will join Whitehorse for another in-the-round performance, backed by Juno nominees The Devin Cuddy Band.
Alejandro Escovedo, one of the most respected names in the southern rock world, further expands this North American(a) musical map with influences from Texas and Mexican-American culture.
The night wraps with a third in-the-round set, featuring a triple-threat solo songwriter lineup of newcomers and up-and-comers: Joe Nolan, Sam Cash and Whitney Rose.
Outlaws & Gunslingers is the party power duo of Starfish Entertainment and Six Shooter Records.
9pm – NQ ARBUCKLE
10pm – LINDI ORTEGA + HARLAN PEPPER + LEE HARVEY OSMOND
11pm – JIM CUDDY + WHITEHORSE*
12am – ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
1am – JOE NOLAN + SAM CASH + WHITNEY ROSE*
*w/ members of THE DEVIN CUDDY BAND
Outlaws & Gunslingers’ AMA Showcase is Thursday, June 19 @ Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W). TICKET INFO: NXNE Badge, NXNE wristband and walk-up.
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. For more information please visit www.americanamusic.org.
About the Americana Festival and Conference
The 15th annual Americana Music Festival and Conference will take place September 17 – 21, 2014. The event brings together fans and music industry executives alike offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery–recharging showcases each evening. The Americana Honors and Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium and, in 2013, was broadcast live on AXS TV and featured on PBS in an edited one hour version called ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013.
Our Kickstarter Pre-Sale backers have exclusive access to a new Whitehorse song, step by step. We are posting all of the stems from the studio (drums, bass, keys, vocals, percussion, guitars) over the next few days leading up to the end of the campaign. We’ll share the full album version of a new tune soon!
Whitehorse announces a 30-day Kickstarter Pre-Sale for the new full-length album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, to be released in February 2015. The campaign will include fans in the process of making and releasing the album, with incentives such as listening parties, studio hangs, participation in selecting key tracks, etc.
From the debut EP to The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, The Road To Massey Hall and Éphémère sans repère, Whitehorse have pushed themselves to constantly reinvent and evolve their sound. Every album is different. There’s no telling what kind of album Leave No Bridge Unburned will be, but Kickstarter backers will have exclusive first listens and looks as the project develops.
Leave No Bridge Unburned will be produced by Gus Van Go, who is best known for his work with The Stills. The band met Van Go at the 2013 Polaris gala and instantly hit it off. This is the first time Whitehorse will work with a producer.