Today, Winnipeg-based indie-pop powerhouse collective Royal Canoe have announced and shared a brand new LP entitled ‘Vault (2011-2021),’ which consists of 10 unreleased B-sides and lost tracks from the past decade. Stream it HERE.
Today also marks the release of the record’s focus track, “Worm (ft. Dill the Giant),” along with an accompanying animated stop-motion lyric video created by Mimi Stop Motion and the band’s own Matt Schellenberg.
Speaking on the brand new collection, the band wrote:
“Vault (2011-2021) is a collection of 10 songs that were pulled from a long list of unreleased demos, B-sides and oddities that have been accumulating on our various hard-drives over the past decade. These songs are the underdogs, the overachievers and the almost-fits that we just couldn’t quit. During this past winter we dusted off old backups, scoured mp3-vaults and even went back to the studio to finish up a few tracks that were uncompleted but long-time favourites of the band. For us, each song on Vault feels like a brief journal entry that captures a simple, but meaningful moment from the past decade of us making sounds together.”
The band’s last LP, ‘Sidelining,’ came out last year via Paper Bag Records. Stream it HERE.
Royal Canoe – “Worm (ft. Dill the Giant)” Concept and Stop Motion Animation by Mimi Stop Motion Lyric Animation by Matthew Schellenberg
Royal Canoe is also heading out on a Canadian tour this spring, in support of both ‘Sidelining’ and ‘Vault (2011-2021).’ Tickets are on sale now HERE.
ROYAL CANOE TOUR DATES ^ with Living Hour * with Zoon
4/2 – Thunder Bay, ON, CA – The Foundry ^ 4/5 – Hamilton, ON, CA – Mill’s Hardware ^ 4/6 – Toronto, ON, CA – Baby G ^ 4/7 – Toronto, ON, CA – Baby G ^ 4/8 – Ottawa, ON, CA – Club SAW ^ 4/9 – Montreal, QC, CA – Diving Bell Social Club ^ 4/14 – Regina, SK, CA – The Artesian * 4/15 – Red Deer, AB, CA – Bo’s Bar & Stage * 4/16 – Calgary, AB, CA – Festival Hall * 4/20 – Vancouver, BC, CA – Fox Cabaret * 4/22 – Edmonton, AB, CA – The Aviary * 4/23 – Saskatoon, SK, CA – Broadway Theatre * 4/29 – Winnipeg, MB, CA – West End Cultural Centre 4/30 – Winnipeg, MB, CA – West End Cultural Centre
‘Vault (2011-2021)‘ – TRACKLISTING:
01. Worm (ft. Dill the Giant) 02. I’ve Got a Moment 03. Apriltime 04. Step by Step 05. When I Wake Up Next To You 06. Landslide 07. Closer 08. Horowitz 09. Hopping Like a Spot 10. Message (ft. Vanessa Bley)