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artist Great Lake Swimmers

Toronto, ON, CANADA
Nettwerk
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February 3, 2015 – Canadian indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers will release their sixth album, A Forest Of Arms, on April 21, 2015 via Nettwerk Records. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Tony Dekker and his band mates have created some of their most dynamic songs to date. The first single “Zero In The City” premiered on Paste yesterday. .

As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound.  One of these unique and unusual locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario. A number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats in the caves. A Forest Of Arms was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).


Great Lake Swimmers consists of Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are also several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath). The band has already announced a Canadian tour in support of the release and will follow with U.S. dates soon.

A Forest Of Arms Track List:

1.    Something Like A Storm

2.    Zero In The City

3.    Shaking All Over

4.    Don’t Leave Me Hanging

5.    One More Charge At The Red Cape

6.    I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay

7.    A Bird Flew Inside The House

8.    A Jukebox In A Desert Of Snow

9.    I Must Have Someone Else’s Blues

10.  The Great Bear

11.  With Every Departure

12.  Expecting You

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lineup

Tony Dekker Singer / Songwriter
Erik Arnesen Banjo / Electric Guitar
Bret Higgins Bass
Miranda Mulholland Violin + BackUp Vocals
Joshua Van Tassel Drums
Phil Klygo (weewerk) - management & record label
Zero In The City
Nettwerk
April, 2015
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A Forest of Arms
Nettwerk
April, 2015
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Isn't This World Enough?
Nettwerk
November, 2012
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New Wild Everywhere
Nettwerk
April, 2012
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Lost Channels
Nettwerk
March, 2009
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Song Sung Blue EP
(weewerk)
November, 2008
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(weewerk) is 6!
(weewerk)
October, 2008
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Ongiara
Nettwerk
March, 2007
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Hands in Dirty Ground
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October, 2006
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Various: See You On The Moon comp.
Paper Bag Records
April, 2006
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Bodies and Minds
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March, 2005
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Great Lake Swimmers
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February, 2003
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