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Winnipeg Indie-Folk duo The New Customs release their sophomore album SELLING RELIGION ON GOVERNMENT STREET at the Park Theatre Thursday, October 3rd, 2019!
After nearly two years in the making The New Customs, Emma Cloney & Dale Brown, are excited to announce the release of their 2nd full length album “Selling Religion on Government Street” in their hometown of Winnipeg at The Park Theatre on Thur, Oct 3. Tickets are available for purchase now.
The New Customs (Winnipeg, MB)
Album release show
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
The Park Theatre
698 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2B9
100% CanCon - Independent
Tickets are $15.00 each (+ taxes & fees)
Purchase tickets here → https://www.facebook.com/events/494504001096543/
“Chasing Light” is the first single from the new album, and the video premiered on Roots Music Canada.
Following the Oct 3 Winnipeg album release show, The New Customs will embark on an album release tour in Oct and Nov, performing shows in cities such as Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and more,, along with more rural venues in Alberta and British Columbia towns before heading back to Winnipeg in November for a special, to be announced show.
In January of 2020, The New Customs will perform in New Orleans, LA (USA) at Folk Alliance International, with more 2020 dates to be announced.
FALL TOUR DATES / ALBUM RELEASE TOUR - DETAILS
Album Release Show → OCT 3 THU @ The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
Album Release Tour →
OCT 18 FRI @ Ol’ Moose Hall - Innisfail, AB
OCT 19 SAT @ Olde Smokey’s BBQ @ Rocky Mountain House, AB
OCT 25 FRI @ House Concert - Edmonton, AB
OCT 26 SAT @ Kupsch House Concert - Drayton Valley, AB
OCT 30 WED @ The Wise Hall - Vancouver, BC
NOV 1 FRI, @ The Railyard - Mission, BC
NOV 2 SAT, @ Lions Bay House Concerts - Lions Bay (West Vancouver) BC
NOV 3 SUN, @ House Concert - Victoria, BC
NOV 5 TUE, @ The Dream Cafe - Penticton, BC
NOV 7 THU, @ The Venue - Erickson, BC
NOV 8 FRI, @ Langham Cultural Centre - Kaslo, BC
NOV 10 SUN TBA - Winnipeg, MB
Please join The New Customs in celebrating the release of Selling Religion on Government Street October 3rd at the Park Theatre, with Kenzie Jane supporting the show.
About The New Customs
Hardly afraid of the “F Word”, The New Customs are proud to call themselves FOLK! Deeply rooted in the tradition of capturing a story in a song, the Indie-Folk duo take a bold and evocative approach to songwriting. With two strong voices, guitar, mandolin and fiddle in hand, Emma Cloney & Dale Brown use their anthemic heart and Americana backbone to charm audiences with a bombastic electrifying sound.
The perchance meeting that united them in 2016 resulted in a curious blend of Emma’s singer-songwriter style and Dale’s edgier sensibilities. In a seemingly effortless transition the pair forged ahead creating two successful albums together and culminating with what stands to be their boldest project to date. Their latest project, Selling Religion on Government Street, builds on the Winnipeg duo’s knack for telling it like it is, tracing its roots back to their debut album “All Walls Fall” which took its inspiration from the wake of the 2016 US election.
It was, however, the boulevards of Victoria B.C. littered with makeshift tent cities and the shifting gazes of passersby that illuminated the divide between those that have and those that have not. From the street preacher’s corner on Government Street amidst the buskers’ racket and the hum of an electric coastal city, they witnessed the pervasively undeniable “Thoughts and Prayers” attitude so often seen in Canada. The simple refusal to help those directly in front of our eyes, but rather seeking to sell our ideologies to those with money to spend, motivated what would ultimately become the title track of The New Customs’ latest album.
Their single “Chasing Light” offers an introspective reflection of our habitual busyness and living in tomorrow that robs us of today, as interpreted through the lens of Emma’s camera. Affectionately written from a bird’s eye view of the wonders of Canada that the duo has come to know through their extensive touring over the past three years, the endearing and relatable “Hey Little Bird” calls to the wanderer in each of us. The BC wildfires sparked a gritty retrospective that encapsulates the listener and gives a glimpse of facing the smoky mountains with “Helicopters & Bombardiers” overhead snuffing out the near-untamable flames.
The New Customs are revealing themselves as ones to watch as they truly stand apart from the pack all while breathing new life into an old and sometimes under appreciated genre: FOLK!
Growing up in a musical family and performing in a rap crew throughout high school has influenced Kenzie Jane’s unique style of music, mixing sounds of RnB, Jazz, Roots, and mouth-trumpet. She is becoming a seasoned performer, playing various venues and festivals such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Harvest Moon, Winnipeg Pride, ManyFest and more. She is excited to be involved in several projects and is preparing for a string of releases of her own. Her debut EP, Love Me From Scratch, was released in April of 2018.
The New Customs are available for interviews, please contact:
Kimberly Sinclair | (902) 350-3968
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