Toronto-based outfit, The Wooden Sky, are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming full-length album 'Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun'. To be released on October 1st on Loose Music (Dawes, Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers), the thirteen-track LP captures a unique blend of introspective folk and classic Americana, delivered with the distinctive and assured vocals of lead singer Gavin Gardiner.
To celebrate the European release, the band will embark on an extensive European tour from September 4th, with a number of UK dates throughout October. A full list of dates is below.
Since 2003, The Wooden Sky has been pushing the limits of folk and country. After touring on the success of their sophomore album 'If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone', the band was ready to try new things. Singer Gavin Gardiner explains, "After two years out on the road, it seems everyone had their eyes and ears open searching for new textures to play with."
'Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun' began to take shape when the band gathered last year at a cottage along the banks of Georgian Bay, Ontario. Conflicting schedules and studio availability delayed recording but gave the band time to continue writing. "It didn't take long for the record to increase in scope. What began as a simple collection of 9 songs quickly ballooned into an 18-song opus; 13 songs ended up making the record. It did come dangerously close to being a double album."
Much of the album was then recorded at Montreal's Hotel 2 Tango studio with Howard Bilerman and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. Subsequent sessions were recorded in various studios, apartments, lofts, churches and a working farm in Ontario and Quebec: "Everywhere seemed to offer new possibilities, and limitations. At the time it was a lot of work lugging all that gear around but each space seemed to bring its own energy to the song. There were times in the summer we'd race back to the farm after a show to record all night. It was exciting and that kind creative explosion seemed to carry us through."