GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS – ” Zero In the City “

Posted: February 5, 2015 in MUSIC
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From the upcoming album “A Forest of Arms.” and following on from 2013’s solo effort Prayer of the Woods“, songwriter Tony Dekker is back to focusing on his Toronto folk rock ensemble the Great Lake Swimmers. Their latest long-player through Nettwerk Records. it will arrive on April 21 st,

Rather than recording in a dedicated session, Great Lake Swimmers made the album over a number of sessions in a scattering of locations. Curiously, some guitars and vocals were captured in the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, ON. This is a change from the band’s last album, 2012’s “New Wild Everywhere“, which was the first time they had recorded in a proper studio.
Dekker cited his experiences with the World Wildlife Fund, through which he witnessed the impact of the BP oil spill, as well as the Northern Gateway Pipeline controversy, as sources of inspiration for the band’s new songs.

“Zero In The City” takes a reading of internal and external weathers, and lands somewhere in the place where those psychic and physical landscapes overlap.

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