JUNO Award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – reveal details of their upcoming EP, White Buffalo, set to release September 16 through Spinefarm Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
The four-track record includes the previously released title track “White Buffalo” and the thirteen-minute, multi-part composition “The Oracle” along with two new songs; “Inner Light,” the band’s first-ever instrumental track plus “The Witching Hour (Electric Witch),” a reinterpretation of a song they recorded for their acoustic EP, Wayward Flyers Volume 1.
‘Inner Light’ is the first Crown Lands instrumental, and we could not be prouder of it. We have continually pushed the boundaries of what two people can do.” They continue, “This is an ever-growing project and we are hopping back into the studio with David Bottrill to expand upon the themes presented in this body of work.”
“White Buffalo” which was released earlier this summer with “The Oracle,” is the third instalment of a trilogy of songs addressing Indigenous rights. The series of songs connect the past with “Mountain,” the present with ““End of the Road” while “White Buffalo” aspires to a prosperous future.
After a year of relentless releases, Crown Lands are finally returning to venues across Canada to do what they do best. “The Big Wave Tour” is the band’s first headlining tour with 13-dates across the country with Skye Wallace joining as support. The tour kicks off on October 15 at Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg, see the list of full tour dates below. Tickets are available now on Crown Lands’ website.
WHITE BUFFALO EP TRACKLISTING
- “Inner Light”
- “White Buffalo”
- “Witching Hour (Electric Witch)”
- “The Oracle”
“THE BIG WAVE” 2021 TOUR DATES
Friday, October 15, 2021 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Saskatoon, SK – The Roxy
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Friday, November 26, 2021 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Music Hall
Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Oshawa, ON -Biltmore Theatre
Sunday, November 28, 2021 – Hamilton, ON – Bridgeworks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – London, ON – Rum Runners
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The Axis Club
Friday, December 3, 2021- Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
Crown Lands’ self-titled debut album, produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Cobb, was released in the summer of 2020, to widespread acclaim from the likes of Guitar World, Kerrang!, and American Songwriter; coverage from the BBC and the CBC. Crown Lands then stormed into 2021 with two songs, “Context: Fearless Pt. 1” and “Right Way Back,” that returned them to their prog-rock roots and pointed the way to a limitless future, while also connecting the group to their legendary countrymen, Rush, after working with three prolific Rush producers – Terry Brown, Nick Raskulinecz and David Bottrill – on the tracks.
“Context: Fearless Pt. 1” and “Right Way Back” premiered with Rolling Stone and were named “Rockest Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 1. Most recently, Crown Lands received their first Juno Awards nominations, for Rock Album of the Year and taking home the award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. The band also signed a deal with Spinefarm Records, which will be working with Universal Music Canada to support their upcoming releases in the U.S. and U.K.
Hailing from Southwestern Ontario, powerhouse Canadian rock duo Crown Lands are a startling fresh jolt of energy, making music that brings together a range of influences from folk and blues to psychedelic prog rock. The group’s name is indicative of their musical ambitions: “Crown Land” is a territorial area belonging to the monarch—or, as Bowles (whose own heritage is half Mi’kmaw, an Indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it: “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.”
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