[Cover photo by Luca Venter]
Winnipeg-based Indie-Pop collective Royal Canoe have announced and shared a brand new LP entitled Vault (2011-2021), which consists of 10 unreleased B-sides and lost tracks from the past decade. They’ve also released the record’s focus track, “Worm (ft. Dill the Giant),” along with an accompanying animated stop-motion lyric video created by Mimi Stop Motion and the band’s own Matt Schellenberg. The band’s last LP, Sidelining, came out last year (via Paper Bag Records).
Speaking on the brand new collection, the band writes:
Vault (2011-2021) is a collection of 10 songs that were pulled from a long list of unreleased demos, B-sides and oddities that have been accumulating on our various hard-drives over the past decade. These songs are the underdogs, the overachievers and the almost-fits that we just couldn’t quit. During this past winter we dusted off old backups, scoured mp3-vaults and even went back to the studio to finish up a few tracks that were uncompleted but long-time favourites of the band. For us, each song on Vault feels like a brief journal entry that captures a simple, but meaningful moment from the past decade of us making sounds together.
Royal Canoe is also heading out on a Canadian tour this spring, in support of both Sidelining and Vault (2011-2021). Tickets are on sale now.
ROYAL CANOE TOUR DATES
^ with Living Hour
* with Zoon
4/2 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA – The Foundry ^
4/5 – Hamilton, ON, CA – Mill’s Hardware ^
4/6 – Toronto, ON, CA – Baby G ^
4/7 – Toronto, ON, CA – Baby G ^
4/8 – Ottawa, ON, CA – Club SAW ^
4/9 – Montreal, QC, CA – Diving Bell Social Club ^
4/14 – Regina, SK, CA – The Artesian *
4/15 – Red Deer, AB, CA – Bo’s Bar & Stage *
4/16 – Calgary, AB, CA – Festival Hall *
4/20 – Vancouver, BC, CA – Fox Cabaret *
4/22 – Edmonton, AB, CA – The Aviary *
4/23 – Saskatoon, SK, CA – Broadway Theatre *
4/29 – Winnipeg, MB, CA – West End Cultural Centre
4/30 – Winnipeg, MB, CA – West End Cultural Centre