West Coast Band Returns From US Tour, Prepares For Festival Performances At Sasquatch & Lollapalooza
After the first single “Gold” was featured on Grey’s Anatomy and hit the #1 spot on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Tracks chart in November, Wake Owl debuted the video for “Gold”. The song itself hit number one on Sirius XM’s The Verge and debuted in the top ten on CBC Radio 3, while the EP as a whole debuted in the top five on !earshot’s national folks/roots campus radio chart and at number 16 on the National Alternative Album Sales Chart.
The west coast songwriter and his band recently returned from a very successful twenty date US tour and released the video for their second single, “Wild Country”. Wake Owl have now announced Canadian tour dates including Edgefest in Toronto, Keloha Festival in Kelowna and performances in Regina, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. The band will continue to tour internationally as well with festival appearances at Sasquatch and Lollapalooza in Chicago now confirmed. All tour dates are listed below.
Listen To “Wild Country” (Teen Daze Remix) HERE
“intricately constructs hymns out of warm-strummed folk, breezy country hardware like steel guitars and violins, and his slightly psychedelic coo.”
“…immaculately crafted: tonally hushed and reflective …assertive and hooky…” NOW Magazine
“indie-folk equivalent of the perfect guitar solo” – Esquire
“shimmering folk-rock” The Georgia Straight
“Wild Country is clearly a snowball rolling down the best tobogganing hill. …it’s easy to fall in love with Wake Owl.” Beatroute
“There is something so hauntingly beautiful about Wake Owl that it stops you dead in your tracks” Post City.
“Wild Country is an unexpected joy, an unearthed treasure.” Hero Hill
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The six tracks on the Wild Country EP introduce Wake Owl – led by primary member and singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron – as a unique, reflective new voice. The soul-searching songs range from the evocative title track’s poignant mix of pedal steel, violin, and brushed drums, to the buoyant drive of the rising “You’ll Never Go.” The haunting hushed-to-triumphant build of single “Gold” gives way to the bright cadence of the sing-along worthy “Grow”, before the moody atmosphere of wistful “Seaside” closes out the EP. Shepherded by Cameron’s softly rasped, reedy vocals, Wild Country paints a lush, broad musical landscape that’s at once personal and universal, intimate yet accessible.
Wake Owl Tour Dates:
May 25- Portland, OR @ KINK on the Waterfront, Portland, Or
May 26- Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch
June 23- Regina, SK @ Artesian
June 25- Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill
June 26- Calgary, AB @ Palamino Social Club
June 29- Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
July 7- Kelowna, BC @ Keloha Festival
July 31 – Toronto, ON @ Edgefest ’13 @ Downsview Park
Aug 4- Chicago @ Lollapalooza