Toronto, ON – May 17, 2019 – Yes We Mystic have unleashed their “sonically adventurous” (Exclaim!) new full-length album, Ten Seated Figures, to the world, and now the group is ready to share the new songs with audiences across Canada. Following a spring trek across Europe, the band will return to their home country for a run of shows through June and July (see below for full details). The dates kick off on June 12thin Hamilton and will include a special show in Montreal on June 17th with acclaimed string group, collectif9, who teamed up with Yes We Mystic earlier this year at Big Fun Festival. Watch the groups collaborate live on Yes We Mystic’s evocative song, Felsenmeer, here.
“We’re amidst the EU tour of our album, Ten Seated Figures, right now, and we’re excited to announce that the tour will continue on back home in Canada,” says lead singer, Adam Fuhr. “We are especially thrilled to be reuniting with renowned string group, collectif9, in Montreal for the second date of the collaborative, multi-genre event that premiered at Big Fun Festival this January. Come get weird and feel feelings with us!”
Ten Seated Figures (released April 19th via DevilDuck Records) is a bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.
In late February, Yes We Mystic announced that they were going to play two shows, in two cities, at the exact same time. There would be no use of holograms, or projections, or live streaming. There would be no splitting off members or cancelling last minute. And for all the questions that arose and fervor that ensued, the answer to this mystery remained deceptively simple: there are now two groups of performers called Yes We Mystic.
The two Yes We Mystics remain in existence, as they had in secret for months prior; both have “played shows, recorded music, and consorted with the press”. Both versions appeared in the band’s earlier video for Young Evil, and both versions appear together on the cover Ten Seated Figures. In other words, both groups, having done everything that a normal band has done, have a solid claim to being the real Yes We Mystic.
“Think of a time where you recalled something from your past with absolute perfect clarity, only to realize it happened in an entirely different way, or happened to somebody else, or didn’t happen at all,” says Keegan Steele, co-lead/lyricist. “This new Yes We Mystic comes from that place. One of the countless worlds created by misremembering, or flawed retelling, or pure fabrication. They have always been around, you just didn’t remember.”
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
5.17 – Wrexham, UK – Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 – Wrexham, UK – Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 – Bristol, UK – Crofters Rights
5.21 – London, UK – Thousand Island
5.23 – Cologne, DE – Yard Club
5.24 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
5.25 – Magdenburg, DE – Moritzhof
5.26 – Langenberg, DE – Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 – Dresden, DE – Ostpol
5.29 – Chemnitz, DE – Aaltra
5.30 – Bremen, DE – Pusdorf Studios
6.2 – Svendborg, DK – Harders
6.3 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6.12 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
6.13 – Toronto, ON – NXNE
6.14 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed
6.17 – Montreal, QC – Diving Bell Social Club (Yes We Mystic + collectif9)
6.19 – New York, NY – A2IAM Indie Week
6.29 – Calgary, AB – King Eddy
7.1 – Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel
7.5 – Vancouver, BC – Wisehall
7.6 – Kelowna, BC – Doc’s
7.9 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s
7.11 – Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper
7.12-14 – Yellowknife, NT – Folk on the Rocks