The Provincial Archive is stiff under pressure. But after a solid year in the recording studio, the alt folk band is bending to anticipation and has announced summer tour dates. The band couldn’t hold out any longer and will be breaking the radio silence this June with favourites from their catalogue and unheard material from the band’s studio time over the last year.
“We’ve definitely been taking some pressure on touring, and these recordings.” says the band’s frontman, Craig Schram. “But these sessions have been all about spending the time we need. We wanted to push ourselves creatively and technically, and now we’re excited to start sharing on stage”
The band has dedicated nearly all time and effort over the past year to the new album. Live dates have been few and far between as the band completed production, even taking time off from their hometown. 2012 took the band as far as France but the group rarely ventured further than the studio, where the new album was articulated. The band is announcing Western Canadian dates for June and July as they are confirmed.
Catch the band on their way to the coast in June:
June 13th | Kelowna
at Fernando’s Pub, 9 pm, $10
June 14th | Victoria
With Bonehoof and Prairie Cat at Copper Owl, 9pm, $10
June 15th | Vancouver
at The Railway Club, 9pm, $10