THE YOUNG NOVELISTS RELEASE in city & country
HOMETOWN SHOW AT TORONTO'S TRANZAC CLUB ON MAY 24th
WATCH THE STUNNING VIDEO FOR BACK TO THE HARD TIMES
“Reminiscent of Canadian heavyweights such as k.d. lang, Cowboy Junkies, the Sadies and, in a way, Bruce Cockburn, the Young Novelists are informed with a cool authenticity that many of their U.S. counterparts can only dream of…” – PopMatters
"a euphoric burst of folk rock" - Atwood Magazine
"truly fine harmony vocal work...Performance: A / Production: A” - Scene Magazine
TORONTO, ON - MAY 4, 2018 - TODAY, The Young Novelists' release their new album in city & country. The Toronto-based group comprised of husband and wife duo Graydon James and Laura Spink travelled out of the city and into small-town Ontario in order to connect the two places. The album features a 10-song collection inspired by these towns, including the single Back To The Hard Times. The band spent much of April touring Alberta and will celebrate the release of the album with stops in Ottawa, Guelph, and on May 24th at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. Further tour details can be found below and at http://theyoungnovelists.com/shows/.
The Young Novelists recorded in city & country with the help of JUNO-winning producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, The Wooden Sky). Recorded at Bilerman’s Hotel2Tango studios in Montreal, the duo returns with their classic him-and-her vocals, with James playing acoustic guitar and Spink on percussion and vibraphone. For the album’s fullness, they enlisted the help of bassist Derrick Brady, drummer Rory Calexico, and guitarist John Law.
Since the release of the lead single, Come Round Again, the band has been featured on PopMatters, Attwood Magazine, Canadian Musician, Exclaim, Great Dark Wonder, Radio Regent, CBC Radio One, Stingray (Alt-Country/Americana, Adult Alternative, Canadian Indie), CKUA, Edmonton Journal, CityNews Toronto, and The Boot.
Upcoming Tour Dates
May 17 - Campbellford, ON - Clock Tower Cultural Centre
May 18 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (4th Stage)
May 19 - Brandon, VT - Brandon Music
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Tranzac Club
May 31 - Guelph, ON - Silence
June 7 - Fredericton, NB - Corked Wine Bar
June 9 - Rice Point, PEI - House Concert
June 10 - Halifax, NS - The Carleton
June 22 - Bayfield, ON - Bayfield Town Hall
What's The Story About The Young Novelists?
The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. Since the band’s inception in 2009, they have played stages across the U.S. and Canada, released three full-length albums, won numerous awards and continuous praise for their unmatched, effortless harmonies. Their last record made us strangers landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and reached top 20 on both !earshot and Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) folk charts. With a sound that has been compared to everyone from The Band to ‘pre-weirdness’ Wilco, the band’s personal mission is to create sad songs for happy people — whether that means a nostalgic ballad or an upbeat anthem, The Young Novelists’ ability to tell familiar stories with a modern folk edge make them, and their songs, instant classics.
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