Lead Track “I Wanna Die Young” Available Now At Exclaim.ca
(August 1, 2012)–Toronto based five-piece Great Bloomers will be releasing their full-length label debut LP, Distant Fires on Tuesday, September 18 on Dine Alone Records. The lead track from the album, “I Wanna Die Young” premiered today on Exclaim.ca and is available as a FREE download.
Produced by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou), Distant Fires marks an explosive return for Great Bloomers. The lead track, "I Wanna Die Young" is a high-energy, infectious track, illuminated by frontman Lowell Sostomi’s fiery croon. The remaining ten tracks follow-suit in melody, yet suspend deeper into new terrains; some brooding with Leonard Cohen grit, others erupting into Springsteen-like anthems.
Great Bloomers is Lowell Sostomi (guitar, lead vocals), Adrian Cook (guitar, keys, vocals), Tim Moxam (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Anthony McKnight (bass) and Kyle Watt (drums). The Toronto based group relies on thick guitar and organ textures to produce a massive sound that is simultaneously vast and dense. Their live show takes this approach to dizzying depths ignited by a raucous energy that is undeniably addictive.
The five-piece released their independent debut LP Speak Of Trouble in 2009 to much acclaim including praise from legendary Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. “Great Bloomers’ album entitled Speak Of Trouble highlights the abilities of Lowell Sostomi as singer/songwriter and brings together a talented band of musicians with amazing dexterity, loads of energy, and very original arrangements. I’m impressed,” said Lightfoot. The success of the record saw the band tour the country several times including dates with Rural Alberta Advantage, Yukon Blonde and The Wooden Sky.
Now signed to Toronto-based label Dine Alone Records, Great Bloomers spent the early part of 2012 touring across the country including an East Coast trek with The Wooden Sky, a mammoth return to Canadian Music Fest in March, and a coast-to-coast run with label mates Yukon Blonde and Library Voices. The band released a tour exclusive 7” titled Something More in March of 2012. Also produced by Stringer, Something More saw the band’s sound evolve to a more roots driven blend of folk-rock that they continue to showcase on Distant Fires.
Great Bloomers will be touring Canada in support of Distant Fires throughout the Fall and Winter.
Distant Fires Track Listing:
1. Something More
3. I Wanna Die Young
4. In The Distance
5. The Fire Burns Strong
6. Any New Lover’s Prey
7. Sunday Clothes
9. Slowly In Your Gaze
10. Pale Morning Strangers
11. Fear Will Make A Fool Of You
Great Bloomers Performing ‘Any New Lover’s Prey’