Published Nov 24, 2017Two years on from delivering their Sing to the Night LP, Shred Kelly have lifted the curtain on a follow-up full-length effort.
Titled Archipelago, the 11-track album will arrive February 16 through DevilDuck Records. The album is said to be "a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age."
The band's Sage McBride elaborated on choosing the 11 best songs from a crop of 20 to form the record in a statement:
We'll never put a song on the album that we don't all agree on. With all of us gravitating towards different styles of music, it's difficult at times to all agree on what we like most. So if we all love it, it's a definite yes for the album
We worked hard to create an album that captured the energy of our live show, which can be a challenge in the studio. Thankfully, our producers Howard Redekopp, Josh Rob Gwilliam and Colin Stewart really succeeded at getting dynamic performances, and challenged us while keeping the process a lot of fun. We are very proud and excited to put it out into the world.
The record was produced by Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on the song "Don't Ever Look Back."
The band have also lined up a Canadian tour that will find them touring throughout Western and Central Canada throughout February and March of next year. You can read through the tracklisting for Archipelago to find a full tour itinerary and video for the album's title track.
2. Don't Ever Look Back
3. Jupiter (Any Other Way)
4. Stay Gold
5. Way Down
6. Die Trying
7. Didn't Know
10. Wasting Time
02/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02/16 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar and Grill
02/17 Cold Lake, AB – Kinisoo Ridge Resort
02/20 Lethbridge, AB – The Owl Acoustic Lounge
02/21 Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
02/22 Regina, SK – Venue TBA
02/23 Kenora, ON – Revampe Nightclub
02/24 Winnipeg, MB – Venue TBA
03/02 Burnstown, ON – The Neat Café
03/03 Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
03/05 Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
03/06 Lakefield, ON – The Canoe and Paddle
03/07 St Catherines, ON – Warehouse
03/08 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
03/09 Elora, ON – Elora Brewing Company
03/10 Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty's
03/22 Vernon, BC – Vernon Lodge
03/23 Nelson, BC – The Spirit Bar
03/24 Fernie, BC – Fernie Stoke Fest
03/27 Kamloops, BC – The Blue Grotto
03/28 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
03/29 Whistler, BC – Garibaldi Lift Co.
03/30 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
03/31 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
04/11 Hamburg, DE – Kukuun
04/13 Berlin, DE – Monarch
04/14 Cologne, DE – Yard Club
04/17 Vienna, AT – Chelsea
04/18 Prague, CZ – Café Na Kole
04/21 Basel, CH – Parterre
04/22 Munich, DE – Milla
04/23 Dresden, DE – Ospol