dmonton-based indie rock trio Scenic Route to Alaska release their new album Tough Luck outTODAY via popTrip Records. New single “Ghost of Love” premiered with Live in Limbo saying this; “On first listen you’re struck with how immediate the song’s vision is fully realized, like it’s always been with you, sitting in the far reaches of your cerebral cortex.” The video for “Ghost of Love” will be available next week.
The band just launched their North American tour and will have dates across Canada, the US including a stop at SXSW before heading on their European tour later this Spring. Full routing below.
SRTA worked once again with famed producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers) at the legendary recording studio The Warehouse in Vancouver to produce an album that picks up where its heralded predecessor left off.
The new album succeeds in capturing the band’s tight and dynamic live sound with an organic and honest production that’s instantly engaging but begging to be heard again and again. Tough Luck sees the band effortlessly weaving catchy vocals and memorable melodies through rich arrangements and promises to build upon the impressive pile of accolades and accomplishments from their last release. The new album also features the single “Slow Down” which hit #1 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 late last year.
Tough Luck comes on the heels of critically-acclaimed Long Walk Home which has amassed almost 2 million streams on Spotify and garnered the trio 2 nominations (Recording of the Year and Best Rock Artist) at last year’s Western Canadian Music Awards and won them 4 awards (Album of the Year / Group of the Year / Pop Recording of the Year / Indie Rock Recording of the Year) at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards.
They also enjoyed radio success with their single “Love Keeps” having reached #1 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20, #21 on the Canada Alternative Rock Charts reaching an audience of over 4 Million people through commercial radio plays. The band also received placement for their single “Coming Back” in TV Spots (Edmonton Tourism & Global News) and in a new BBC show Clique.
On stage, Scenic Route to Alaska’s energy is palpable and the fun contagious. Always locked in with a syncopation that can only stem from a collective history, the band bounces from ballads to bangers with ease, leaving a lasting impression on any kind of audience in front of them. Admirably, the new album stays true to the band’s exciting live performances, that will be of particular benefit come their packed touring schedule in early 2018.
Additional tour dates will be added as they are confirmed.
03.09 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s
03.10 – Golden, BC @ Kicking Horse
03.13 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
03.14-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.20 – Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl
03.21 – Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl
03.22 – Nanaimo, BC @ Queens Hotel
03.23 – Rossland, BC @ Steamshovel
03.24 – Panorama, BC @ Panorama Mountain Resort
03.27 – San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
03.30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
04.03 – Portland, OR @ White Eagle
04.04 – Seattle, WA @ Central Saloon
04.06 – Calgary, AB @ The Den
04.07 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
04.12 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
04.18 – Montreal, QC @ Quai des Brumes
04.19 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
04.20 – Orillia, ON @ Roots North Festival
04.21 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
04.22 – St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
04.25 – Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
04.26 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
04.28 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
05.02-05 – Halifax, NS @ East Coast Music Awards
05.10 – Breda, NL @ Mezz
05.11 – Hardewijk, NL @ Catharinakapel
05.12 – Mainz, GER @ Schon Schön
05.13 – Haldern, GER @ Haldern Pop Bar
05.16 – Berlin, GER @ Musik und Frieden
05.17 – Hamburg, GER @ Freundlich & Kompetent
05.18 – Köln, GER @ Blue Shell
05.22 – Hannover, GER @ Ruby Tuesday @ Cafe Glocksee