RALEIGH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM POWERHOUSE BLOOM
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 29
PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE+VIDEO “COSTUME PARTY”
AVAILABLE AS CASSINGLE B/W FRANK OCEAN “IVY” COVER
THIS FRIDAY, JULY 28
New York, NY (July 25, 2017) – Calgary quartet, RALEIGH, has announced a new full-length album, Powerhouse Bloom, will arrive September 29, and premiered a first single, “Costume Party” via Culture Collide – share via Soundcloud. “Costume Party” will be released as a cassingle this Friday, July 28 b/w a cover of the Frank Ocean song, “Ivy”.
Of the single, “Costume Party”, RALEIGH stated, “Everything about this song is tongue in cheek. It evolved out of a dramatic, 3D sounding, Buffalo Bill-vibe dance track into the very thing that the song is making fun of. The lyrics are a bit of a stab at the primadonna rock star character that can be more of an out of touch fashion than artistic form.” The song features additional production from Scott Munro of Preoccupations.
Powerhouse Bloom was initially conceived during the famed Independent Band Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, workshopped with producers Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene, along with a different engineer, Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes/Weezer), Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre/Plants and Animals) and Nyles Spencer (Tragically Hip/Broken Social Scene), each day. The material was then brought to Bathouse Studio in Bath, Ontario, where RALEIGH rejoined with Spencer for additional recording. It shows a band who has found their voice, deconstructed it, and is continuing to evolve.
Unafraid of both straight-up hooks and experimental song structure, RALEIGH is carving their own space in new music. A mutual love of the evolving intricacies that music exhibits has propelled RALEIGH throughout the years, and has inspired a constant renewal of collaborative creation. The band can spend hours experimenting with sound, hanging in the home studio setup with Champ and Rudy, the resident poodles. There are many reasons to delve into the world of music, but the truth about RALEIGH is that it is the brain, the heart, and the lovechild of musicians who would rather not compromise unless it’s for each other.
Powerhouse Bloom track listing:
01. Just Kids
02. Dead In Tracks
03. Smoke In Our Eyes
04. Wake Up Evangelist
05. Costume Party
06. We Met In Alcatraz
08. Nice Mistake
09. Acid Tongue