Ottawa band New Swears have announced the first part of a North American tour in support of the new Dine Alone Records debut And the Magic of Horses. The album is due out June 23rd and is the follow up to their DIY release from 2014 Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever.
The recording sessions for the new album were overseen by Paul "Yogi" Granger, notorious in the Ottawa punk scene and owner owner of pinball/pierogi bar House of TARG. Granger has produced beloved albums by The White Wires, Steve Adamyk Band, and First Base. With Granger's help, New Swears came up with their sharpest songs yet and also helping the band get more serious and mature with their lyrics, covering topics such as friendship, death, the afterlife, and what they hope to leave behind.
"Sustainability is the goal, said Scru Bar. "We’ve been having so much fun doing what we’re doing over the past few years. Now that we’ve been given an opportunity to get a little more serious, it’s cool to see the impact of traveling to different cities and finding out that people were coming out to see us. We just want to keep going and going."
06/23 @ House of TARG - Ottawa, ON
06/24 @ House of TARG - Ottawa, ON
07/06 @ The Moustache Club - Oshawa, ON
07/07 @ The Red Dog - Peterborough, ON
07/08 @ Elora Brewing Company - Elora, ON
07/12 @ Mills Hardware - Hamilton, ON
07/13 @ Rum Runners - London, ON
07/14 @ Warehouse Concert Hall - St. Catharines, ON
07/15 @ Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
07/22 @ River and Sky Festival - Sudbury, ON
07/23 @ L'Esco - Montreal, QC
07/26 @ L'Anti - Quebec City, QC
07/27 @ Claude's House - Moncton, NB
07/28 @ Seahorse Tavern - Halifax, NS
07/29 @ The Capital - Fredericton, NB
07/30 @ Baba's Lounge - Charlottetown, PEI
08/04 @ Our Wicked Lady - Brooklyn, NY
08/12 @ Wolfe Island Music Festival - Wolfe Island, ON