Song Premiere: The Wooden Sky - "Malibu Rum"

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Toronto-based The Wooden Sky are set to release their third full-length album on Feb. 28 on Black Box Recordings. The album is titled Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun.

The band started work on the album in a cottage on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. After composing nine songs, the band had a hard time booking studio time due to conflicting schedules. So instead of hitting the studio, the band kept writing. Nearly 18 songs were written for the upcoming album, which singer Gavin Gardiner said came “dangerously close to being a double album.”

The band trimmed the 18 songs down to a leaner 13 and began recording at Montreal’s Hotel 2 Tango, the same studio Arcade Fire’s Funeral was tracked. Aside from laying down tracks at Hotel 2 Tango, the album was also recorded in Ontario and rural Quebec in “apartments, lofts, churches and a farm.”

“Everywhere seemed to offer new possibilities and limitations,” Gardiner said. “At the time, it was a lot of work lugging all that gear around but each space seemed to bring its own energy to the song.”

Listen to and download one of The Wooden Sky’s new songs “Malibu Rum” below. The band will also set out on a two-month North American tour behind the album’s release, and you can check out the tour dates below.

February
24 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Ritual Night Club
25 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Le Cercle
29 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island @ Hunter’s Ale House

March
1 - Fredericton, N.B. @ The Capitol Bar
2 - Moncton, N.B. @ Tide & Boar
3 - Halifax, Nova Scotia @ The Seahorse Tavern
5 - Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa
22 - Hamilton, Ontario @ The Casbah
23 - London, Ontario @ London Music Hall
24 - Windsor, Ontario @ FM Lounge
25 - Chicago, Ill. @ Venue TBD
29 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ West End Cultural Centre
30 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Amigo’s
31 - Calgary, Alberta @ Palomino Bar

April
5 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Hotel Utah
6 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Silverlake Lounge
7 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Luigi’s
9 - Portland, Ore. @ Bunk Bar
10 - Victoria, B.C. @ Lucky Bar
12 - Vancouver, B.C. @ The Biltmore
13 - Nelson, B.C. @ The Royal
14 - Edmonton, Alberta @ The Pawn Shop
16 - Regina, Saskatchewan @ The Exchange
18 - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario @ TBD
19 - Sudbury, Ontario @ The Townehouse
20 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House
27 - St. John’s, Newfoundland @ The Ship
28 - St. John’s, Newfoundland @ The Ship

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