[STRAIGHT TO PRINT] Patrick Watson To Release New Album

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Secret City is pleased to announce the release of Patrick Watson’s new album, Adventures In Your Own Backyard, on April 17th in Canada. The 12-track album will see release in the rest of the world via Domino.
Adventures In Your Own Backyard, the fourth full-length effort from Patrick Watson, was recorded in Montreal after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick and his band (bassist Mishka Stein bass, guitarist Simon Angell and drummer Robbie Kuster) tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris Music Prize-winning Close To Paradise.
The album’s title is a nod to both Watson’s attempt to make a more “personal, humble” record—and to the fact that it was recorded almost entirely in his apartment in Montreal. By contrast, both Close to Paradise and especially 2009’s Wooden Arms were recorded over long periods of time, in many different locations around the globe. As Kuster explains, “Pat's studio environment allowed us to be relaxed and feel like we were in an informal space…our own. That really let us dig in to the writing and the arranging.” The result is an album that is still ripe with the touchstones one has come to expect from Patrick Watson and his collaborators, but permeated with a greater sense of patience, and confidence.
Adventures In Your Own Backyard is preceded by the single for the sweeping, elegant “Into Giants,” which is available to all at  Patrick and his band have already lined up shows before the album’s release that will include a headlining appearance at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas in March, and support dates with Andrew Bird in the US this May, with many more dates to follow throughout the world.
Adventures In Your Own Backyard Tracklisting:

Step Out For A While
The Quiet Crowd
Into Giants
Morning Sheets
Words In The Fire
The Things You Do
Strange Crooked Road
Noisy Sunday
Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Swimming Pools



Adventures In Your Own Backyard
will be released by Secret City Records on April 17, 2012. It has not yet been made available for pre-order on Amazon.

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