On October 28th, Guelph Ontario’s Lowlands will offer the second contribution to their 5-part Great Lakes album series with the release of Erie via Chelsea Records. The 10-track album eloquently investigates the dynamics of human relationships; connecting the quest for answers in our day-to-day with the intrigue and vastness of natural phenomenon.
Erie will be the first release on Chelsea Records by a band other than The Wooden Sky, who started the label in 2014 to release their album Let’s Be Ready. Erie was also produced by The Wooden Sky’s lead-vocalist Gavin Gardiner. As Gardiner notes on first finding intrigue in the project, “I was drawn in by the power and timelessness of Gord’s voice, both as a singer and songwriter”. The admiration was contagious. Gardiner’s fellow Wooden Sky members fell in love with the record.
Listen to the first single “Run” below.
“We are very excited to be partnering up with Chelsea Records on our 2nd full-length record release”, says Lowlands. “Erie is part of our plan to dedicate (and name) a record for every great lake in Canada and The Single “Run” is a Psych-Folk song about fear, love and drugs that pulls away from our regular sound into a new style and tone for Lowlands.”
“I’m really excited that Lowlands will be Chelsea’s first non-TWS release,” explained Gardiner. “It’s a special record and I feel lucky to have been a part of that, first in producing it and now in helping it out into the world. Gord’s such a great songwriter and I think that comes through in this first single. I also really love the strange pitch shifted vocal harmonies that come in and help lift the middle section. When I first tried it I was really channeling Morrisey and the Smiths, I don’t know if that’s how others hear it but for me it’s a really strange and beautiful part of the song.”
1. Wind Blows Back
3. Waiting All Night
4. High Mountain
5. Broken Man
7. Three Pistols
8. In The Cold
9. Honest Mistake
09/22 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
10 /22 – Wakefield, QC @ The Black Sheep*
10/27 – Hamilton @ Casbah*
10/29 – Oshawa @ Moustache Club*
11/3 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
11/4 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge*
11/5 – Peterborough, ON @ Gordon Best*
11/11 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB*
11/12 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club*
11/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone
11/25 – Guelph, ON @ The Ebar
11/26 – Elora, ON @ Elora Brewing Co.
* w/ The Wooden Sky