FIRST SINGLE 'HOWL' OUT TODAY
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Vancouver artist Bre McDaniel is excited to announce the release of her debut full-length album Howl on October 26th. The first single and title track 'Howl' is out today with the video premiering exclusively at Live In Limbo. Bre will celebrate her new album with a Vancouver release show on November 7th at The Railway Club. See below for full details.
Bre McDaniel released her first EP Hello Starlight in 2013, after completing a degree in visual arts at Emily Carr University. The EP was a collaboration with her oldest brother (Moses Joans) and mixes her folk songwriting sensibilities with electronic textures. With the production help of Vancouver musician/producer Jordan Klassen, Bre released her 2nd EP, Light Pollution, in 2016. Light Pollution is a thematic collection of songs that all relate to perceiving light and value.
When it came time to record Howl, her first full-length album, Bre found the creative process to be quite different.
"My last EP I worked with Jordan Klassen who is a great songwriter and producer and plays a lot of the instrumental parts on the album, and we did the whole thing in two weeks," says Bre. "This time around I worked with producer/engineer Elisa Pangsaeng who isn't an instrumentalist but she is fantastic at directing players, finding harmonies and being sensitive to the moment. I had a lot more involvement in the actual recording on Howl, as Elisa taught me a few things on Pro Tools so I could track little bits at home. It was also a much longer process with more scattered sessions, partly because it originally was going to be an EP and later grew to a full length. I can't recommend Elisa's work enough, though, it was a great experience with her."
With Howl now complete and set for release on October 26th, Bre can't wait to share her creation with the world. A mix of studio tracking and outdoor field recordings in coastal BC, Howl explores the notion of how we need the tonic of wildness. Musically the album is mainly lighter and upbeat - a mix of folk-pop, indie rock, and organic lo-fi textures with thoughtful weaving of intros, outros and interludes. And it's also worth noting that the album was produced entirely by female identifying collaborators.
"It’s exciting to see the demand for female representation in music, and many recent projects are contributing to this conversation, such as Kinnie Starr’s documentary and Laura Marling's Semper Femina album," says Bre. "I want to add to this conversation from my community without hitting people over the head, instead I'm taking deliberate steps that cause people to celebrate and be curious about needed change."
Howl will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, October 26th. More tour dates will be announced soon. For more information and the most up to date tour listings, please visit: bremcdaniel.com
BRE MCDANIEL UPCOMING TOUR DATES
November 7 - Vancouver, BC - The Railway (Album Release Show)
BRE MCDANIEL - HOWL TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 26th, 2018 (Independent)
1. Cill Dara's Light
3. Allen Ginsberg's Song
8. Pacific Chorus
9. Electric Fence
10. Twin Falls Bridge
12. For Olga
13. The Militant Mothers Of Raymur
14. Beau Geste Effect
Press + Accolades for Bre McDaniel:
“McDaniel proves she has the tools to transcend the limits of folk music on Light Pollution; she channels the light into something beautiful.” – Gray Owl Point
"....an ethereal but intimate dream-folk sound." - Georgia Straight