The Fugitives are proud to announce a show to celebrate the release of our new EP “Bigger than Luck” through Light Organ Records. June 30th at the Tranzac in Toronto, with Kaia Kater.
We recorded our newest album in Toronto this January with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliot BROOD). The day we were tracking gang vocals was the night of the biggest snowstorm in Toronto in the last ten years. We expected no one to show. But being the amazing supportive Torontonians that you were, we had dozens of people come out in force (in the middle of a SNOWSTORM) to sing on our album and help support us.
We love Tdot for reasons like this. Come celebrate the release of our new EP on June 30th at the Tranzac. We will be playing with a full 6 piece band, including many of the players who were on the album.
You can stream the new single off our website here
Thanks to everyone for an amazing National Poetry Month! It took me all over Western Canada and spilled over well into May, with writing residencies with the Vancouver Biennale and Mulgrave Secondary. I got to give a few shout outs to: Sheri-D Wilson, organizer of the Calgary Spoken Word Fest – best spoken word fest in the country, bar none! Jody Beck in Edson, Susan Telfer in the Sunshine Coast, Marlena Morgan at Mulgrave, Katherine Tong at the Vancouver Biennale, and Chris Gilpin at Wordplay, here in Vancouver.
Phew. I’m taking a week off. Gonna fly to a tropical destination (actually) and relax on the beach. Actually, it’s supposed to rain there, but whatever. See y’all in June!
Thanks to all of those I’ve seen on the road the past 6 weeks: to Western Canada peeps on The Fugitives tour, and to folks on the Sunshine Coast and Alberta during solo National Poetry Month related activities. There was some nasty weather – I’m looking at you Saskatchewan and Alberta – but it was otherwise good, safe fun times.
I’m headed home now for a few months to work with the people on the Bienniale project, facilitating collaborative performances in schools based on public art. I’ve done a few sessions so far, and it’s been great. I’m psyched to see the final results. I’ll also be popping up in the odd Travellin’ SLAM gig or solo gig. After that, stay tuned for the new Fugitives releases – hitting stores and your faces in July (EP) and October (LP).
I’ve been out of contact for awhile because the new Fugitives record was tracking in Toronto, and it was intense. Long days in the studio rocking out with some fine musicians. We are excited to announce that recording is done, we are on to mixing, and the new product will be available come the fall on Light Organ Records. Really exciting stuff. John Critchley did an amazing job producing, bandmate Adrian Glynn was a rock star, the Tdot guest musicians were mind blowing, and our live residency at the Cameron House was stellar. It was an incredible month. Stay tuned for brand new stuff!
I also just got off a week touring Northern BC with the Travellin’ SLAM with Zaccheus Jackson, Jillian Christmas, and Jeremy Loveday. They were awesome to tour with, and the peeps we rocked out for in Quesnel, Prince George, McBride, Mackenzie, and Vernon were amazing.
What’s up next? Fugitives tour! Check all our dates out here! We are rocking out from Vancouver -Winnipeg and back. Catch you soon!