CANADIAN TOUR DATES STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 11th
WATCH LIVE VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK 'REPLACEMENT THINGS':
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August 6, 2015
(Vancouver, BC) - Toronto-based singer/songwriter David Newberry is set to independently release his 3rd full-length album 'Replacement Things' on September 11th and will tour in support of the album, starting with a string of Western Canadian dates that will bring him back to his former home city of Vancouver in September. Newberry plans to follow-up the Western Canadian Tour with dates in Ontario and Quebec in October and November, including album release shows in Toronto at the Cameron House. Full confirmed tour schedule is listed below.
Produced by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, PACK AD, White Lung), 'Replacement Things' represents a further progression from Newberry's origins in roots music towards a more alt/indie-rock sound and style of production, but without losing his emphasis on the song being the most important thing, or sacrificing his keen observational and even somewhat political edge. That said, this is a significantly more personal album for Newberry, and it has led him into somewhat uncomfortable territory.
"There are things on the album like the break-up of a ten year relationship and navigating the changes that come with new romances, crises of confidence in music, friends dying and learning about mortality, making some big mistakes and trying to own them, or discovering and coming to terms with an anxiety disorder," Newberry explains. "None of that stuff has ever been explicitly a part of my artistic life. My previous records have always been fairly outward looking, whereas this one is a bit more inward looking. It’s uncomfortable stuff, but it's all there on the record."
Always a poet, David Newberry became a musician through pain: While working as a carpenter’s assistant in 2001, an altercation with a tablesaw left him without the use of his left hand. When his physiotherapist suggested he learn an instrument as a means to strengthen his injured appendage, David began playing the guitar and emerged quickly as a poet with a hankering for noise. Newberry released his debut record 'When We Learn The Things We Need to Learn' in 2010, catching the attention of such musical icons as Juno winner David Francey, who calls Newberry "absolutely brilliant," and Exclaim!, who pegged him “an artist to watch." In 2012, Newberry followed up on his debut success with another critic-favourite full length 'No One Will Remember You,' and he released of a shortrun EP called 'Desire Lines' in February 2014. The EP was a marked shift away from the acoustic singer/songwriter feel of his earlier releases, offering sharper edged guitars, synthesizer, and creatively aggressive percussion. On his newest effort, he goes even further, collaborating with some of Vancouver’s indie-royalty, including songwriters Veda Hille, Jenny Ritter, J.P. Maurice, as well as drummer/composer Kenton Loewen (Dan Mangan & Blacksmith, The Crackling).
Newberry has toured extensively throughout the last five years and has shared stages with such artists as The Milk Carton Kids, The Strumbellas, Julie Doiron, and The Bros. Landreth, while putting a number of prominent BC and Alberta festival appearances under his belt, including Rifflandia and South Country Fair. In 2013/2014, he was named one of the Top 12 Artists in British Columbia’s prestigious Peak Performance Project.
David Newberry's new album 'Replacement Things' will be available online at iTunes and all other digital retailers on Friday, September 11th. Newberry will be touring in support of the album starting in Victoria, BC, on album release day with more tour dates to follow throughout the fall.
DAVID NEWBERRY // UPCOMING CANADIAN TOUR DATES
September 11 - Victoria, BC - Northern Quarter
September 12 - Shawnigan Lake, BC - Farm Fest
September 13 - Vancouver, BC - Hindenburg - With The Nautical Miles
September 17 - Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar - With Picture The Ocean
September 18 - Calgary, AB - TBD
October 1 - Toronto, ON - Cameron House (Album Release Show) - With Scott Cook
October 2 - Toronto, ON - Cameron House (Album Release Show) - Guests TBA
October 22 - Hamilton, ON - With Jenny Ritter
November 12 - Peterborough, ON - The Garnet - With Miss Quincy
New dates are being announced weekly. Please visit davidnewberrymusic.com for more information and the most up-to-date tour listings.
DAVID NEWBERRY - 'REPLACEMENT THINGS' TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 (INDEPENDENT)
1. We Were Honest Once
3. Replacement Things
4. Shiny Pretty Things
5. The Edge Where The Flawless Becomes The Obscene
6. Lost In Content
9. Freddie Mercury
"Newberry can be filed alongside the likes of young troubadours like Jerry Leger and Corin Raymond as evidence that Canadian roots music is in good hands." - Exclaim! Magazine
"Newberry doesn’t sacrifice lyrical creativity even when he’s making noisy, guitar-driven tunes..." - CBC Music
"...equal parts 'The River' era Springsteen and Neil Young folk rock elements in his music (No One Will Remember You is a) soulful, really impressive sophomore album." - Alan Cross