Red Moon Road To Release New Album on September 11th // Video Premiere on Exclaim!
TOUR DATES STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 11th
WATCH ‘BEAUTY IN THESE BROKEN BONES’ VIDEO ON EXCLAIM!:
For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2015
Vancouver, BC – Winnipeg folk/roots trio, Red Moon Road, are pleased to announce the release of a brand new full length studio album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ on September 11th and the premiere of the live studio video for the first single ‘Beauty In These Broken Bones’ on Exclaim.ca today. Watch the video here. Red Moon Road will celebrate the new release with an Album Release Show in their hometown at the West End Cultural Centre on September 11th. The show marks the start of a string of North American tour dates in support of the album throughout the fall. See below for full tour listings.
‘Sorrows and Glories’ is Red Moon Road‘s third release and second full-length album to date. The trio released their debut self-titled full-length in 2011 and followed it up with the EP ‘Tales From The Whiteshell’ in 2013.
In collaboration with engineer/producer, and multiple Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys/Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker/Steve Bell), the album delivers 13 masterfully crafted original compositions. A multifarious sonic adventure, it is at once a bold new step in the evolution of the band, yet a continuation of Red Moon Road’s singular and captivating ability to spin song and story into something more.
“We called the album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ because it is reflective of our journey over the last couple of years,” explains lead singer Sheena Rattai. “Just over 2 years ago I broke my leg quite severely and we had to cancel all upcoming tour dates as I recovered. While the healing process has been long and arduous it has also certainly been a source of inspiration and evolution. Though it seemed like a set back we emerged stronger and with a wealth of new experiences to draw from.”
‘Sorrows and Glories’ is an album full of surprises. From a Beatle-esque pop song about an historic apartment complex, to a full-on spiritual backed by a star studded choir, the sprawling 11-song masterwork is artfully framed with original and innovative instrumental work, and prominently features the unmistakable vocal prowess of the soulful Sheena Rattai, one of Canada’s true emerging songstresses.
The ‘Sorrows and Glories’ release tour will showcase the impressive new instrumental presentation Red Moon Road wields in its live show. A roots drum kit cunningly split between two band members, an acoustic guitar that also sounds its two lowest strings as a bass, a powerhouse lead female vocalist, a moustached man playing Mandolin, Lap Steel, Banjo and Organ (often at the same time) and impeccably timed three part harmonies. It’s hard to believe such a full sound comes from three people.
Red Moon Road‘s new album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ will be available online at iTunes and all other digital retailers on Friday, September 11th. Red Moon Road will be touring in support of the album starting with their Album Release Show in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre on September 11th. Please visit redmoonroad.com for more information and the most up to date tour listings.
RED MOON ROAD // UPCOMING TOUR DATES
September 11 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre (Album Release Show)
September 25 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre
September 26 – Goldsboro, NC – Paramount Theatre
September 30 – Guelph, ON – The Courtyard, University of Guelph
October 1 – Oakville, ON – Moonshine Cafe
October 3 – Sudbury, ON – Townehouse Tavern
October 22 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
October 23 – Lloydminster, AB – The Root Emporium
October 26 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill
October 30 – Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club
October 31 – Seattle, WA – House Concert
November 1 – Turnwater, WA – House Concert
November 13 – Atascadero, CA – Musica Del Rio
November 19 – San Diego, CA – The Folkey Monkey
November 20 – Altadena, CA – The Coffee Gallery Backstage
November 21 – Anaheim, CA – The Living Traditions Concert Series
November 22 – Oak Park, CA – House Concert
December 18 – Dauphin, MB – Watshon Arts Centre
RED MOON ROAD – ‘SORROWS & GLORIES’ TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 (INDEPENDENT)
1. Beauty in These Broken Bones
2. Crashing Down
3. Old Things
4. Sophie Blanchard 1778
5. I’ll Bend But I Won’t Break
6. Words Of The Walls
7. Planting Trees
9. Breathing Slow
11.Seasons (feat. The Fretless)
Red Moon Road is: Sheena Rattai • Vox, Percussion, Keys // Daniel Jordan •Vox, Guitar, Bass Drum // Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner • Vox, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Lapsteel, Delay Pedals, Keys
FOR MORE INFO: www.redmoonroad.com
Release courtesy of Fritz Media