Great Lake Swimmers Announce New Album ‘The Waves, The Wake’ Releasing August 17, 2018

April 11, 2018 BY Nettwerk

“…a beautiful, hypnotic track wrapped in a rich, comforting warmth…” – CBC Music (re: “The Talking Wind”)

“’The Talking Wind’ sees a band experimenting with orchestral sounds in novel ways, and to significant artistic effect.” – Culture Collide

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. The JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Toronto group, fronted by lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekker are pleased to announce new album The Waves, The Wake, releasing August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound), Tony decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting patterns by looking at each track individually and then tailoring the instrumentation to bring each song to life in its own distinctive way.

The new record is preceded by a six track EP titled Side Effects (releasing this Friday April 13, 2018), that features new songs “The Talking Wind”, “Falling Apart” and “Side Effects” as well as fan favourites “Your Rocky Spine”, “Quiet Your Mind” and “I Became Awake”. Earlier this week CBC Music premiered the official music video for “The Talking Wind”. Check it out below.


Additionally, Great Lake Swimmers will embark on a headline Canadian tour, starting on September 13th in Regina, SK at The Exchange and ending in Sudbury, ON at The Townhouse on September 29th. A full list of dates is below.

Stay tuned for more updates from Great Lake Swimmers in the coming weeks.

The Waves, The Wake Track Listing:

The Talking Wind
In A Certain Light
Alone But Not Alone
Falling Apart
Side Effects
The Real Work
Root Systems
Unmaking The Bed
Visions Of A Different World
Holding Nothing Back
Mouth Of Flames
The Open Sea

Great Lake Swimmers Tour Dates:

4/21 – Uxbridge, ON @ Springtide Music Festival
5/4 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
5/5 – Creemore, ON @ Avening Community Centre
5/25 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Coffee Shop
6/2 – Windsor, ON @ Olde Walkerville Theatre
7/6 – 7/8 – Kincardine, ON @ Kincardine Scottish Festival
8/21 – Gravenhurst, ON @ Peter’s Players
9/13 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
9/14 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
9/15 – Sherwood Park, AB @ Festival Place
9/16 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
9/17 – Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar
9/20 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
9/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
9/22 – Penticton, BC @ The Dream Café
9/24 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
9/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
9/27 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
9/29 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse