Summers drawing to a close and so too is our new record! We've been back and forth to the sweaty streets of Hoboken to mix with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dino Jr., Sonic Youth, general mix wizard/nutjob). It's exciting to hear this thing take shape under his hands after working away at it for the last 6 months here in our own studio in Toronto. It's pretty different then anything we've ever done and exciting to see that after being a band for almost 10 years we are still able to push ourselves into new and uncharted waters. Needless to say we're excited to get this out into the world.
We have lots of other exciting news to share soon about upcoming shows and new music from other friends so stay tuned.
We are now hard at work on a brand new record, feels pretty amazing to be back in the studio experimenting and finding new sounds. We are still a ways off but the wheels are in motion and things are already sounding pretty great, excited to share it! We also wanted to extend our thanks to all that came and were a part of this year's holiday shows in both Toronto and Ottawa. Thanks to your help we were able to donate $5000 between Romero House and Carty House, check out the great work they are doing in your communities. No plans for shows just yet but surely there will be some before long. Big congratulations to Wyatt and Stevie on their wedding in January!
We are sorry to say that our show tonight in Paris has been cancelled. Our thoughts go out to all those in Paris and in the many other places dealing with this confusion and violence right now. I can't pretend to have answers but I do know that we will go on sharing our love and passion through music for as long as we are able to.
On a positive note our Holiday Shows in both Toronto and Ottawa are quickly approaching. It's one of our favorite shows of the year and we look forward to expanding it outside of our hometown this year. WAWA has again curated an amazing group of local artists who will be selling their wares at the December 14th event, check out the flyer to learn more about each artist and the work they do. Proceeds from the Toronto show will go to Romero House and while partial proceeds from the Ottawa shows will be donated to Carty House to help them continue the important work they do.
The Toronto show is all SOLD OUT however there are still some tickets available for the Ottawa shows. Tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/1252319?lang=en-ca&brand=nac&_ga=1.151560048.851498547.1414011638
This year has been a pretty crazy adventure and seen us travel the world playing music together. As I type this I'm sitting on a patio in Tokyo, thinking about all the places we've been and people we've met and am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Tomorrow we begin the last leg of our 2015 'Swimming in Strange Waters' tour here in Tokyo before headed back to Germany and on wards to Spain, Switzerland, France and the UK. Full dates are below.
I'm also excited to announce our 6th Annual Holiday Show, happening again this year at 918 Bathurst on December 14th. Tickets are sold out online and there are but a handful left at both Rotate This and Soundscapes. I'm pleased to announce also that we will again feature a holiday market as part of this years show, stay tuned for details on the different designers and artists who will be featured. Joining us at the show will be our friends Dusted and all proceeds from the show will go to support Romero House as they continue to support refugee families making the trek to Canada. Ottawa friends we are also pleased to be presenting our Holiday Show for the first time at the NAC on December 15 & 16th click here for tickets!
- 11/16 - Tokyo, Japan @ Canadian Embassy
- 11/19 - Shibuya, Japan @ Duo Music Exchange
- 11/20 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
- 11/21 - Hamburg, Germany @ Michelle Records
- 11/22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Prinzenbar
- 11/23 - Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
- 11/24 - Leipzig, Germany @ Taubchenthal
- 11/25 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
- 11/27 - La Chaux De Fonds, Switzerland @ Entourloop
- 11/28 - Zurich, Switzerland @ El Lokal
- 11/29 - Barcelona, Spain @ Side Car
- 12/1 - Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
- 12/3 - Mallorca, Spain @ La Red
- 12/4 - Eindhoven, Netherlands @Cafe Wilhelmina
- 12/5 - Paris, France @ Le Pop Up Du Label
- 12/7 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope
- 12/8 - Leicester, UK @ Musician
- 12/9 - London, UK @ The Hoxton
- 12/10 - Manchester, UK @ The Castle
- 12/14 - Toronto, ON @ 918 Bathurst
- 12/15 - Ottawa, ON @ NAC
- 12/16 - Ottawa, ON @ NAC
We are back in Europe for a few weeks of shows to celebrate the release here of Let's Be Ready. It's been a few years since we've toured this side of the Atlantic and once this jet lag wears off it's going to be a fine time. While home we've been slowly working on some new music and will be playing some of it while we're here. More exciting touring news on the horizon as it looks like music will be taking us to new places around the world. Thanks for your continued support and for allowing us to be a part of your lives. Be excellent to each other!
Crazy to think summer is drawing to an end, it's been a bit of a whirlwind. We crossed the length of North America twice, and are forever grateful for all the new friends and fans we met along the way. The road angels who helped us change a tire someplace in Wyoming, the man at the Holiday Inn who gave us a free night stay after we booked the wrong night. We have a busy fall, coming back to see friends in Europe and the UK, working on new music and hopefully sharing some with everyone. We have one more show here in Toronto this weekend, it's a camping festival put on by the great folks at Wavelength. Come join as we toast to a beautiful season passing. Tickets are available here.
To celebrate our return to the EU/UK next month we've released a live video of us playing Maybe It's No Secret:
Thanks to everyone at Capitol Hill Block Party here in Seattle and the kind folks in Calgary at the Calgary Folk Fest for an amazing weekend. We are resting up in the sunshine of Seattle today before starting back out on tour this week. We are in Revelstoke, BC this Wednesday and rolling on westward as time goes on, check out the full dates here: Tourin', Tourin', It's Never Borin'.
Tour rolls on, tonight we are back in Philadelphia, Washington tomorrow and off to NYC for a couple shows this weekend. Happy Canada Day to our countrymen and a happy Independence Day to our friends in the south. Our thoughts go out to the folks in La Ronge who after being amazing hosts were evacuated from their homes the very next day.
While were at home we stopped by the CBC Q studios to play a few songs and chat with the amazing Talia Schlanger. Here's a video they posted of us playing the song 'The Lonesome Death of Helen Betty Osborne' from our first record. To read more about Canada's ongoing struggle with violence against Indigenous Women read this moving piece from Joanna Jolly at the BBC
Thanks to all our friends across the prairies, tonight we are in the fine city of Edmonton then off to the Napatak Ramble. After a short break will be off to the East Coast US for a few shows. We have added a show in Revelstoke, BC as well as in Sacramento, CA. Full list of dates here
Let's be ready. Comes out tomorrow in the USA and we are kicking things off in Minneapolis tomorrow! Our friends at KCRW are streaming the entire record on their site and you can take a listen here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/album-preview/the-wooden-sky-lets-be-ready
We are pleased to announce that our album 'Let's be ready' will be released in the US/UK/EU on June 16th via our friends at Nevado Records. We are also coming to a town very near you on our Swimming in Strange Waters summer tour. Check out the tour page for more details.
It feels like it's been a long cold winter in the fine city of Toronto, as the snow begins to melt inspiration can't be far behind! With that in mind we are excited to be starting up the machine again and taking this show on the road. Wooden Sky will be hitting the road starting with a few dates in Quebec and many more to follow. We also have some exciting news for our friends in the United States of America. To our friends in the EU/UK it's been too long and we're working on plans to visit your fine shores as well.