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artist Rae Spoon

Victoria, BC, CANADA
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Rae Spoon has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters and their new album Armour does not disappoint. The ten new songs hold all of the lyrical depth indicative of Spoon’s compositions while showcasing their distinctive voice. Armour’s self-produced enigmatic soundscapes blur the lines between organic and electronic instruments. Analogue synthesizers, electronic drum programming, drum kits, percussion, electric bass, cello and guitar carry the album through pop refrains and danceable beats. Released by Coax Records, the album is the result of collaboration with Calgary’s Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio Studios and features electronic arrangements by Berlin’s Alexandre Decoupigny.

Armour, Spoon’s eighth solo album, is the highly anticipated follow-up to Polaris Prize– nominated My Prairie Home, a musical about Spoon’s fraught childhood in Alberta. As much as My Prairie Home was about Spoon’s upbringing as a queer youth in a Pentecostal household, Armour is about their view of the future. Moments of reckoning with trauma and self-preservation mingle with messages of hope and survival. Armour explores the idea that there is no instruction manual for healthy adulthood, asserting that the attempt to construct meaning is itself the point of life. Armour is a tribute to the intimate space where both hope and despair have space to share the same voice.





influences

The Books
Kate Bush
Electrelane
The Knife
The Smiths
Armour
Coax Records
February, 2016
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My Prairie Home
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August, 2013
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I Can't Keep All Of Our Secrets
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January, 2012
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Love Is A Hunter
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August, 2010
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superioryouareinferior
Washboard Records
October, 2008
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White Hearse Comes Rolling
Independent
January, 2006
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Your Trailer Door
Independent
January, 2005
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Throw Some Dirt On Me
Independent
January, 2003
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upcoming shows

Feb 16 Calgary The Ironwood Stage and Grill
Feb 17 Edmonton The Mercury Room
Feb 18 Saskatoon Le Relais
Feb 20 Winnipeg The Good Will
Feb 25 Montréal Casa del Popolo
Feb 26 Ottawa Pressed Café
Feb 27 Kingston The Artel
Feb 28 Toronto The Holy Oak
Feb 29 Toronto The Holy Oak
Mar 03 St. John's The Ship
Mar 04 Halifax The Company House
Mar 05 Sault Ste. Marie Gore Street Cafe
Mar 12 Galiano Island The Grand Central
Mar 13 Vancouver Skinny Fat Jack's
Mar 17 Victoria Victoria Event Center

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I Will Be a Wall 3:01

I Will Be a Wall

I Will Be a Wall is from the album and documentary musical My Prairie Home. The album features the soundtrack and score from the film which is directed by Chelsea McMullan. The album release date is August 13 and the film will be relased in the fall, 2013.

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