The Wooden Sky

The Wooden Sky

Toronto alt-rock quartet The Wooden Sky will release their new album Swimming in Strange Waters on April 7th via Nevado Music. Drawing its title from a line in Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune – “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water” – The Wooden Sky’s fifth full-length record finds frontman and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Gardiner struggling to come to terms with the trauma and unknowns haunting both his personal life and the world at large.

NPR, which premiered the title track from ‘Swimming in Strange Waters’, describes The Wooden Sky as a “band that handles delicate subjects with psychedelic swagger and a depth of lyrical intelligence that is never too on-the-nose, but always powerful.”

“It’s how I filter a lot of things that come in,” says Gardiner of his songwriting process. “For better or for worse, it’s how I deal with things and how I communicate my feelings.” Swimming in Strange Waters is Gardiner trying to make sense of the world.

Catch The Wooden Sky on tour throughout Europe next month.

FEB 10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Kleine Zaal
FEB 11 Rotterdam, Netherlands – V11
FEB 13 Cardiff – The Moon Club
FEB 14 London – The Slaughtered Lamb
FEB 16 Glasgow – The Hug and Pint
FEB 17 Sunderland – Independent
FEB 20 Paris, France – Supersonic
FEB 22 Offenbach, Germany – Hafen 2
FEB 23 Berlin, Germany – Kantine am Berghain
FEB 24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Ideal Bar, VEGA
FEB 25 Hamburg, Germany – HÄKKEN

1. Swimming in Strange Waters
2. Life is Pain, Pain is Beauty
3. You’re Not Alone
4. Deadhorse Creek
5. Born to Die
6. Black Gold
7. Riding on the Wind
8. Matter of Time
9. Glory Hallelujah

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