(Vancouver, BC) - Nanaimo art-rock group Gold & Shadow are pleased to announce the release of their brand new EP entitled Birdhaus on Friday, June 10th, with the exclusive premiere of the first single 'Dimension' on Winnie Cooper. Gold & Shadow are also hitting the road for a string of Western Canadian dates in support of the EP, starting at Upstairs Cabaret in Victoria on June 11th. Full tour schedule is listed below.
Gold & Shadow's new EP Birdhaus is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album TORCH released in September 2015. The 6-track EP was recorded and mixed by Vancouver's Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale, We Are The City, The Zolas) at Monarch Studios. Birdhaus finds Gold & Shadow exploring new sonic territory, but in pursuit of the same lofty goals - to take the listener both inside and outside themselves, the lyrics exploring the anxiety and turmoil of modern life while the sonics pay tribute to the wide-open spaces of a Vancouver Island rainforest.
Like Big Pink or more recently Gorilla Manor, Birdhaus is also a loving tribute to the place where the songs were brought to life with strings, skins, and a newly-added synthesizer. The cover and the accompanying illustrations by Matt Lineker (available as a digi-booklet) depict the various states of decay, chaos and all-around quirkiness in the infamous Nanaimo residence known as the Birdhaus.
Drawing influence from Radiohead, The National and Bon Iver, Gold & Shadow have been hard at work since the release of TORCH last year. They've been touring consistently and have shared the stage with Canadian talent such as We Are The City, Good for Grapes, and The Dudes. Visit goldandshadow.com for more info and the most up-to-date show schedules and tour listings.
Gold & Shadow - Birdhaus will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers/streaming services on Friday, June 10th.
GOLD & SHADOW // WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
June 11 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret
June 12 - Ladysmith, BC - Oceanview Community Church
June 16 - Duncan, BC - Duncan Showroom
June 17 - Nanaimo, BC - The Queens
June 18 - Kelowna, BC - Streaming Cafe
June 19 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
June 21 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
June 23 - Edmonton, AB - Bohemia
June 24 - Lloydminster, AB - The Root
June 25 - Vancouver, BC - Studio Records
July 16 - Nanaimo, BC - The Vault Cafe
GOLD & SHADOW - BIRDHAUS TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 10, 2016 (INDEPENDENT)
1. Birdhaus I
4. Birdhaus II
5. Little Death
Gold & Shadow is: Dane Letourneau • Vocals/Guitars/Keys // Jesse Janzen • Bass // Wes Holmes • Drums // Jordan Lineker • Guitar
“Gold & Shadow display a sense for scale and dynamism driven by keen songwriting and the ability to craft emotional weight in lyrics and instrumentation alike” - Grayowl Point