Published Aug 16, 2018Canadian folk heroes Great Lake Swimmers are officially back, and you can stream their new album The Waves, The Wake in full.
The new LP was recorded in a 145-year-old church in London, ON, where frontman Tony Dekker abandoned his usual instrument of choice. For the new album, he left his guitar behind and embraced more orchestral tools.
"Over the process of writing and recording The Waves, The Wake I became somewhat disenchanted with the sound of the standard acoustic guitar and typical folk-rock lineup," Dekker previously said in a statement. "So with the help of co-producer Chris Stringer we tried to find ways to expand the palette of acoustic instrumentation to include woodwinds, harp, congas, marimba, vibraphone, piano and lute. The focus was to find musicians and arrangers that would suit the songs, rather than have a regular backing band as we have done in the past, and that resulted in a more minimalist, scaled back approach."
The Waves, The Wake is out now via Nettwerk, and you can stream it all below. Head here to see all the band's upcoming tour dates.