CANADIAN TOUR DATES STARTING ON MARCH 2nd
(Winnipeg, MB) - The third one's a charm! Winnipeg indie rockers Hearing Trees are following up their previous 2 EP releases with their 3rd release and debut full-length album Quiet Dreams on March 2nd. The lyric video for the first single 'Telling Peter' is premiering today on Exclaim.ca and in support of the new album, Hearing Trees will be embarking on a lengthy Cross-Canada Tour starting on March 2nd in Regina. See below for full tour schedule.
Hearing Trees existed before frontman Graham Hnatiuk had ever picked up a guitar or penned a single lyric. Even as just an apparition in his mind’s eye, Hnatiuk’s musical vision essentially saved his sanity, maybe even his life. And now, with the release of their debut LP, Quiet Dreams, the creative seeds sown years ago have come to full fruition.
“I started this in 2009 because I had a serious mental episode and almost ended up in the hospital,” the singer, guitarist, and songwriter candidly explains. “I was pretty much unable to care for myself. My life just wasn’t going in the right direction, but I found solace and inspiration in art and music. I knew that’s what I needed to do.”
Dropping out of school and dedicating himself entirely to his creative calling, Hnatiuk slowly and steadily developed a sonic and lyrical blueprint for the band. Then, in 2013, he enlisted fellow musicians to finally realize Hearing Trees in the flesh.
The group’s lush, layered brand of ambient and anxious rock is built atop a foundation inspired by genre stalwarts like R.E.M., Matthew Good, and The Tragically Hip and tinged with the more modern and atmospheric musings of Wintersleep and The National. Coupled with sometimes cryptic, always captivating poetry, Hearing Trees offers a true masterclass in sweet-sounding catharsis.
Hearing Trees dropped their self-titled EP in 2014, and since then the band has evolved with a rotating cast of musicians entering and exiting the fold; however, whereas lineup changes are often treated as taboo, it’s all part of Hearing Trees’ growth and flourishing. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have the opportunity to play and tour and collaborate with these people, and learn something from every single one of them,” says Hnatiuk.
One constant from the band’s debut EP and heralded 2015 follow-up, Dear Sahara, through to Quiet Dreamsis producer and mentor Michael P. Falk, the man behind acclaimed indie outfit Les Jupes and a staple of Winnipeg’s music scene. “He’s guided my hand more than anybody,” Hnatiuk says. "And his fingerprints are all over the 10 tracks comprising Quiet Dreams."
Hearing Trees' new album Quiet Dreams will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, March 2nd. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: hearingtrees.org
HEARING TREES >> UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
March 2 - Regina, SK - The Exchange Club
March 3 - Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern
March 9 - Calgary, AB - Nite Owl
March 10 - Edmonton, AB - The Almanac
March 13 - Prince George, AB - Omineca Arts Centre
March 14 - Vernon, BC - Record City
March 15 - Vancouver, BC - The Roxy
March 16 - Nanaimo, BC - The Nanaimo Bar
March 17 - Victoria, BC - The Copper Owl
March 18 - Duncan, BC - Duncan Garage Showroom
March 20 - Mission, BC - The Railyard
March 23 - Kelowna, BC - Fernando's Pub
March 24 - Golden, BC - Rockwater
April 3 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
April 4 - London, ON - Call The Office
April 5 - Guelph, ON - DSTRCT
April 6 - Peterborough, ON - The Garnet
April 7 - Ottawa, ON - Rainbow Bistro
April 11 - Moncton, NB - Plan B
pril 13 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
April 14 - Miramichi, NB - The Well Pub
April 15 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge
April 17 - Montreal, QC - Barfly
April 18 - Toronto, ON - The Piston
April 19 - Hamilton, ON - The Mule Spinner
April 20 - Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
April 21 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Foundry
June 1 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre (Quiet Dreams Album Release Show)
HEARING TREES - QUIET DREAMS TRACK LISTING
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2nd, 2018 (INDEPENDENT)
1. Lights Out
2. Telling Peter
3. Holes In The Sky
5. We're All Puppets
6. I've Got Magic
7. City Of Lost Love
8. Let It Be Colours
9. Aeroport Souvenirs
10. Nobody's Talking