Raleigh release new album ‘Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies’

Raleigh release new album ‘Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies’

Out 10 March 2014 on RaleighSound

Listen here:

http://www.raleigh-sound.com/                  http://raleigh.bandcamp.com/

http://www.sonicbids.com/raleigh3       Twitter @RaleighSound

Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies, Raleigh’s sophomore full length, was recorded at Montreal studio Hotel 2 Tango with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Basia Bulat, GY!BE) and Greg Smith and expands on the themes of the first record, “New Times in Black and White,” meshing pop sensibilities with hazardous song structure. Percolate vocal harmonies, deft instrumentals, and subtle time signature changes are what filter into the superb arrangements of the hallmark Calgary trio Raleigh. With intricate refrains woven by cello, piano, and guitar, Raleigh are as much ear candy as head candy – thoughtful and emotive, restrained, but utterly engaging. Unafraid of both straight-up pop hooks, folk traditions and complex song structure, this is a band uniquely shaping their own space in new music. Raleigh’s lush composition draws on the finer elements of earthy folk, chamber pop and art-damaged indie rock, with delicate melodies that hold the whole thing together, resulting in a sound that has been described as “a more thoughtful, elegant indie”, and “dynamic, quirky folk.” Having cut their teeth in diverse acts including Woodpigeon and the Dudes, this trio stems from a lofty lineage. Both boisterous and rock solid, Raleigh will relentlessly capture your affections with their boundless grace.

… and announce January 2014 UK dates …

January 23  Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh)  http://www.sneakypetes.co.uk/

January 25  Union Chapel, Daylight Music Series (Islington)

http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/pages/events-daylight_music-364.html

January 26  The Windmill (Brixton)  http://windmillbrixton.co.uk/

“Frequently heart-piercing and precise, Sun Grenades and Grenadine Skies pulls the listener in instantly with its beauty, colour, and pastoral conjuration. Cello notes pop and glow like stars—at times fleeting and giddy—as male/female harmonies, precious and fey, but potent, resonate like church bells.” – (Discorder Magazine)

“This highly anticipated sophomore album from Prog-Folk trio RALEIGH (Calgary) is blatantly triumphant, even exceeding my lofty expectations for a band that has rightfully been gaining lots of critical attention over the past year. A sophisticated and seemingly infinite journey of musical exploration, Sun Grenades & Grenadine Skies has firmly entrenched itself in the running for album of the year in my book, and I venture to say is on the mind of many an esteemed music critic as well ! Expect big things for this band and this album, such as a 2014 Polaris Nomination!” – (Rokline)

Recorded October 2012 at Hotel 2 Tango  by Howard Bilerman and Greg Smith

Mixed by Greg Smith  Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering

All songs copyright 2013 Raleigh (SOCAN)  Production of this recorded was supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and RAWLCO Radio

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