For Immediate Release:April 9, 2015
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(Vancouver, BC) - Alberta-based singer/songwriter Leeroy Stagger is set to independently release his tenth studio album, 'Dream It All Away', through his own Rebeltone record label on Tuesday, May 12th. Canadian tour dates in support of the album kick-off in Red Deer on May 27th. Full tour details are listed below.
Songwriters are the fortunate ones. They go on the same emotional road trips we all go on, often taking advantage of moments of solitude to distill their memories into stories with cathartic rhymes that convey barriers - real and imagined - possibly identifying with others through various truths about themselves. On Leeroy Stagger’s new album, 'Dream It All Away', there’s a quest for revealing personal truths while simply being able to lay down one’s thoughts on the whole deal.
Produced by Russell Broom (Sam Roberts, Julian Lennon) and recorded in Calgary and Lethbridge, Alberta, Stagger’s tenth studio record begins with a mood setting soundscape that drops into a four on the floor, rock ‘n’ roll heartbeat. Swaggering guitars backed with the fearless rhythm section of Pat Seward (Bryan Adams, The Odds) and Mike Lent (kd lang, Jann Arden) provide the bedrock for Stagger’s raw lyrics delivered with his signature never-wavering vocals.
The album features rough and tumble tracks like 'New Music Biz Blues' which has all the buzz and fury of an instant classic, documenting his 10 year career starting off in the punk dive bars of Vancouver. On 'Poison The Well,' we understand that we are firmly in the heart and guts and of an album that has come knocking on the door with knowledge and attitude. The first single, 'Something Beautiful,' measures out the manic ups and downs of an artistic life in transit between youth and responsibility while 'Living In America' is a chilling portrait of a place that knows how to hold on to its darkness.
'Dream It All Away' is the sound of a songwriter entering his 12th year of truly relentless recording, touring, discovering and documenting the good, bad, happy, and sad - the true joy and chore of the troubadour. Don't miss out on your chance to see the man in action! Catch Leeroy Stagger live on tour this May and June in support of his new album out on May 12th. For more information and the most up-to-date tour information, please visit: www.leeroystagger.com
Leeroy Stagger - 'Dream It All Away' Tracklisting Release Date: May 12, 2015 (Rebeltone) 1. Something Beautiful 2. Perfect Wave 3. Happy Too 4. Living In America 5. Feel It All 6. New Music Biz Blues 7. Poison The Well 8. Dream 9. Ten Long Years 10. Angry Young Man
Leeroy Stagger Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates May 27 - Red Deer, AB @ Fratters Speakeasy May 28 - Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room May 29 - Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood May 30 - Lethbridge, AB @ Geomattic Attic June 4 - Abbotsford, BC @ The Tractorgrease Cafe June 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Skinny Fat Jacks June 6 - Brentwood Bay (Victoria), BC @ Concerts in the Park (afternoon show) June 11 - Halifax, NS @ The Carleton June 12 - Moncton, NB @ Plan B June 13 - Mt Stewart, PEI @ The Trailside Cafe June 17 - St Catherines, ON @ Mahtay Cafe June 18 - Toronto, ON @ The Dakota (Early Show) June 19 - Wakefield, QC @ The Blacksheep June 20 - Wentworth Nord, QC @ Rickks Room June 21 - Montreal, QC @ Festival Folk de Montreal Sur le Canal * More dates to be announced!
FOR MORE INFO: www.leeroystagger.com
“There has always been a swagger about Stagger, a slightly cocky self-confidence that’s actually quite endearing. His sound and vocals have a somewhat loose and ragged feel that brings Paul Westerberg to mind, and there’s an open and honest feel to his unaffected voice. This is arguably his best work yet.” – Exclaim (Radiant Land)
“From start to finish, it feels like Stagger put every ounce of himself into each melodies and each couplet. It’s sad but it’s honest, which is something lacking from music and life these days.” – Herohill (Little Victories)
MEDIA TOOLS LISTEN / POST Leeroy Stagger - ' Something Beautiful' HERE (via SoundCloud) CLICK HERE for high-res press photo (Photo Credit: David Guenther) CLICK HERE for high-res 'Dream It All Away' album art