Whitehorse chatted with Pop Music Critic Ben Rayner (one of our favourite music writers) + performed a few songs from the new album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, at the Toronto Star.
Leave No Bridge Unburned has been top of mind in 2015 as one of the year’s most hotly anticipated albums. The build-up to the official release date has seen Whitehorse’s profile break new ground, driven by the commercial radio success of “Downtown,” the album’s first single.
Rave reviews are rolling in and critical consensus is that the band has raised their own bar yet again. Luke Doucet has said Leave No Bridge Unburned “has vastly different bones” than previous works; Leave No Bridge Unburned is a major step up, a commanding work of art poised for widespread attention.
The band’s extensive North American tour starts kicks off in April, and includes stops at SXSW in March and Toronto’s Massey Hall in May.
Six Shooter Records is proud to say that Leave No Bridge Unburned is out now.
CBC Music presents Whitehorse at Steam Whistle’s iconic Roundhouse in Toronto, where the band unveiled songs from Leave No Bridge Unburned in front of friends and fans.
Go behind the scenes at this event and listen in to Luke and Melissa speak about the making of the new album. To mark the occasion of this album launch, Whitehorse performed “Sweet Disaster” and “Baby What’s Wrong?” with a string quartet.
PopMatters got the scoop on a new video for the opening track of Leave No Bridge Unburned, coming February 17 on Six Shooter Records. Baby What’s Wrong? is “an alluring cut of desert rock,” says PopMatters, and “sounds like a would-be James Bond theme, if said James Bond movie were directed by John Hillcoat and was set in the desert.”
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