Vancouver, BC - Vancouver singer/songwriter Ché Aimee Dorval is excited to announce the release of her 2nd full-length album and 3rd release, Between The Walls & The Window, on Friday, December 8th. The first single from the album 'Buried' is premiering today at Canadian Beats, click here to listen. Ché has a handful of shows coming up over the next couple of months, including an Album Release Show at The Fox on December 14th. See below for complete tour information.
Ché recorded Between The Walls & The Window in her hometown of Vancouver. For producer, Ché tapped studio veteran Shawn F. Cole (Bend Sinister, Yukon Blonde, You Say Party! We Say Die!), known for his biting pop/rock textures and moody atmospherics.The album includes A-list session players like longtime Neko Case guitarist Paul Rigby, bassist Darren Parris and drummer Daniel Ruiz, to augment Ché’s sensitive, insinuating guitar touch. The result is a shifting, multi-layered sound that brings out the full scope and impact of her compositions.
Ché’s latest songs are by turns harrowing, poignant, teasing and contemplative. She addresses themes of repression ('Buried'), regret ('I Should’ve Worried') and surrender ('Art of Dying') with a bruise-tender touch. Elements of folk, country, soul and industrial rock give the tracks luster and richness. Most of all, Ché’s vocals – caressing one moment, pain-wracked the next – bring the words and music to vivid life. The tracks are filled with her struggles and experiences as a woman, and how it feels to still be fighting for gender equality in 2017.
"The first single Buried was born out of frustration at having to fight the same battles I thought we’d grown past," says Ché. "The same battles I've witnessed my mother going up against my whole life. Even with all the progress we’ve made there’s still a lot of work to be done."
Growing up in Vancouver, BC, Ché honed her skills by playing local club dates and busking around Europe before winning David Foster’s British Columbia Star Search competition in 2007. This led to an appearance at Foster’s yearly charity gala and the chance to write and record in L.A. with hitmakers Greg Wells (Rufus Wainright, Katy Perry) and Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson). Rather than go the mainstream pop route, Ché returned to Canada and released her first solo effort, Underachiever in 2008.
In 2009, Ché recorded with Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project) for his album Ki, laying the groundwork for their teaming up as the dark alt-country duo Casualties of Cool in 2012. As part of Casualties of Cool, Ché has earned a growing international following, touring extensively overseas. Working with Devin inspired Ché to relaunch her solo career. She supported the 2015 release of her EP Volume One with a 12-date UK tour opening for folk artist Kim Churchill.
Ché Aimee Dorval's new album Between The Walls & The Window will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, December 8th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: www.cheaimeedorval.com
Ché Aimee Dorval >> Upcoming Tour Dates
October 21 - Gibsons, BC - Gibsons Legion Hall (Pat Dorval's Radioactive Fundraiser)
November 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt ('Afraid' Single Release Show)
December 14 - Vancouver, BC - The Fox (Album Release Show)
Ché Aimee Dorval - Between The Walls & The Window Track Listing
Release Date: December 8th, 2017
3. Erupt The Quietus
4. Holding In
5. I Should Have Worried
6. Art Of Dying
8. I Know I Know (a Broken Heart)