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ABSOLUTExclusive: Great Lake Swimmers Video + Interview

Posted by: Lueda Alia (03/06/12)
Today, Great Lake Swimmers released the second single and title track from their forthcoming album New Wild Everywhere, which is now available here. The band will be shooting an official video for the track, but in the meantime, we are bringing you a special behind the scenes video (filmed by Stephen Chung) that they put together from a recording session at Toronto's Revolution Recording. In addition, we also did an exclusive interview with singer songwriter Tony Dekker regarding the new album. So head to the replies to watch the video footage, as well as their upcoming tour dates, and read the interview here. The new album New Wild Everywhere drops on April 3rd via Nettwerk Records and you can now pre-order it on iTunes. Enjoy.

from the interviewIt’s the 5th GLS album, but our first proper studio album. We recorded it at a new studio in Toronto called Revolution Recording. It was a new challenge for us, because up until now we’ve gotten used to recording everything in fairly unconventional locations using relatively basic setups. Although, we also did three days of recording in a disused TTC subway station for this record, which yielded the song “The Great Exhale” and it ended up making it onto the album. But for the most part, we were working in a closed environment and could really focus on the songs. It was a really positive experience.
      
 
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07:38 AM on 03/06/12
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Tour DatesMarch 14 - March 17 Austin, TX @ SXSW

Wed, March 14
3:00pm @ Hotel San Jose - Parking Lot (Gram Parsons Foundation)
6:00pm @ Do512 Lounge (2208 S. Lamar)
Thurs, March 15
11:30am @ SiriusXM SXSW Sessions
Fri, March 16
1:00pm @ The Paradise - Upstairs (Canada House - ACTRA showcase)
3:30pm @ Peckerheads (My Old Kentucky Blog)
7:00pm @ Homeslice Pizza (1415 S. Congress)
Sat, March 17
2:00pm @ Peckerheads (Baeblemusic Presents: The Launchpad at the Knuckle Rumbler Lounge)
4:30pm @ Trinity Hall – Upstairs (Factor Party @ Canada House)
9:00pm @ Swan Dive (Red Ryder Official Showcase)


Headline Tour Dates:
*Thur, April 5 Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
Tues, April 10 Middleburg, NL @ De Spot
Thur, April 12 London, UK @ Cargo
Fri, April 13 Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
Sat, April 14 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Insitute
Sun, April 15 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Mon, April 16 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tues, April 17 Diksmuide, BE @ 4AD
Wed, April 18 Ottersum, NL @ Roepaen
Thur, April 19 Groningen, NL @ Vera
Fri, April 20 Berlin, DE @ HBC
Sat, April 21 Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
Mon, April 23 Basel, CH @ Sud
Wed, April 25 Brest, FR @ Le Vauban
Thur, April 26 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
Fri, April 27 Turnhout, BE @ Warande
All Europe tour dates with BARZIN supporting
Tue, May 1 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Wed, May 2 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Thur, May 3 Minneapolis, MI @ Cedar Cultural Center
Fri, May 4 Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Sun, May 6 Edmonton, AB @ McDougall United Church
Mon, May 7 Calgary, AB @ Central United Church
Tue, May 8 Lethbridge, AB @ The Southminster United Church
Wed May 9 Nelson, BC @ The Royal at Baker
Fri, May 11 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
Sat, May 12 Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
Sun, May 13 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
Mon, May 14 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Wed, May 16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri, May 18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Sat, May 19 Phoenix, AZ @ The Compound Grill
Sun, May 20 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tue, May 22 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
Wed, May 23 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
Thur, May 24 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Fri, May 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse
Sat, May 26 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Sun, May 27 Washington, DC @ The Rock ‘N Roll Hotel
Mon, May 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Wed, May 30 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Thur, May 31 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Sat, June 2 Toronto, ON @ The Music Hall (formerly Danforth Music Hall)

All North American tour dates with Cold Specks supporting (*except Montreal)
07:40 AM on 03/06/12
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Best.

The new record is lovely, so please pick it up next month!
07:49 AM on 03/06/12
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Nice.
07:51 AM on 03/06/12
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This is really great.
08:03 AM on 03/06/12
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I wonder if they'd book a show here on an off day since they are rompin through Canada. This is great
08:04 AM on 03/06/12
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Great feature, cool band. Wish there were some more New England dates.
08:14 AM on 03/06/12
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Can't wait to watch this later.

I assume 'MI'to is supposed to be MN. Then again, we have ahell, Michigan - why not a Minneapolis too?
08:16 AM on 03/06/12
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mmmm becoming aroused thinking of a new GLS album.
08:35 AM on 03/06/12
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Great exclusive Eda
09:02 AM on 03/06/12
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Loveeeeeeeeee GLS. This is awesome.
09:45 AM on 03/06/12
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can't drive to asheville
12:48 PM on 03/06/12
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Gonna try and catch them at SXSW
12:49 PM on 03/06/12
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Thanks for reminding me I still have to pre-order this!
02:03 PM on 03/06/12
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Really good. Crying inside that there are no Florida tour dates.
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