We’re gearing up for a big summer here at Acadian Embassy headquarters. We’ve got a few new releases, some festival dates, and an Eastern Canadian tour coming your way. Check it out.
KUATO is getting ready to unleash their debut full-length, The Great Upheaval, in June. The album will be released on 12″ vinyl and will feature album artwork designed by Stephen MacDonald. Pre-orders will be available soon! Following the release of the album, the post-rock quintet will embark on a tour of Eastern Canada in its support. All tour dates will be announced shortly.
AA WALLACE will be heading to Toronto, ON in June to perform at North By North East. He’ll also be bringing his spacey nu-disco to Evolve in Antigonish, NS in July and will have a new single on the interwebs this summer. AA recently released a video for “Lipstick & Stethoscopes,” a track from his album (disambiguation). Check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet. Another track from (disambiguation), “Temporal Suspension,” was also recently covered by dream pop duo Vogue Dots on their new EP, Toska. Check that out here.
RAIN OVER ST. AMBROSE is finishing up their latest full-length album which was recorded at the Old Confidence Lodge in December, produced by Wintersleep’s Tim D’Eon and mixed by legendary engineer Tony Doogan in Scotland. The band will be performing at the New Glasgow Jubilee on August 2 with the Sam Roberts Band and will also be playing the Hantsport Homecoming Concert on July 26.
QUIET PARADE is hard at work in the Embassy’s basement writing material for their upcoming full-length album. The band will once again team up with award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell for the album and are slated to begin recording at the end of August. Later this summer, the band will perform an intimate, exclusive show where they’ll unveil a slew of new songs. In the meantime, you can catch Quiet Parade in Halifax, NS at Grand Parade on Saturday, May 10 at 11am where they’ll be playing a free show as part of I Love Local HFX’s Open City.
But that’s not all! We’ve got a couple exciting releases coming your way in the next few months as well. We don’t want to spill the beans just yet, but can tell you one will be a new 12″ vinyl release from a band we’ve loved forever, and the other will be a digital EP from a long-time friend. Keep your eyes (and your ears) open for news on both releases in the next few weeks.