ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE ALBUM FALL OF ROMANCE ON MAY 28, 2013
TOUR THE U.S. & CANADA FOR SELECT DATES IN MARCH
CHASING THE SUNSET NEW TRACK PREMIERE AVAILABLE TODAY VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Imaginary Cities, the Winnipeg-born music project formed by Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas, announce the release of their second studio album, Fall Of Romance due out on May 28, 2013 via Hidden Pony Records/Votiv Music. The 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list nominees saw their internationally celebrated debut album, Temporary Resident lauded by Daytrotter, Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and Filter Magazine. They won a WCMA Award for “Best Pop Album” and saw endless adoring reviews from around the world for both the record and live show.
Today Consequence of Sound premiere’s new album track, “Chasing The Sunset” – listen to it here.
The gorgeous orchestral anchored track returns listeners to the clever, hooky songwriting this young band has earned a reputation for and features Marti’s beautiful vocals front and center.
Fall Of Romance was recorded at Private Ear Studio in Winnipeg and Menagerie Studio in Vancouver, as well as in Imaginary Cities’ rehearsal space – lovingly referred to as “the shit hole”. The 12 new tracks also feature some creative international recording locales, such as their friend Anna’s apartment in Cologne Germany and the Rushing River Campground in Ontario, Canada.
Fall of Romance was co-produced by Matyas and acclaimed producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Said The Whale, The New Pornographers). Of the new record Matyas notes, “This was definitely the most fun I’ve ever personally had recording an album. We’d spend all day experimenting with sounds and instruments of all kinds. No limits, no rules, just fun.”
Imaginary Cities will play select North American dates in March, including gigs at SXSW and CMW. A full list of dates follow below. Further album details and teaser tracks and videos will be revealed soon.
“Fall Of Romance” TRACK LIST
1. Lilt (The Intro Song)
2. All The Time
3. Bells of Cologne
4. Chasing The Sunset
5. Silver Lining
6. Sooner or later
7. Fall of Romance
8. 9 and 10
9. A Way With Your Words
10. Who’s Watching You
11. Water Under the Bridge
12. Still Waiting So Cold
IMAGINARY CITIES – UPCOMING TOUR DATES – MARCH 2013
March 14 Austin, TX Paste Party*
March 14 Austin, TX Manitoba Music Party*
March 14 Austin, TX BreakOut West Showcase*
March 15 Austin, TX Sonicbird/Planetary Group Showcase*
March 16 Austin, TX Best Lil’Big Fest in Texas*
March 18 Nashville, TN 12 & Porter
March 19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
March 20 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
March 21 Windsor, ON Phog Lounge
March 22 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace (CMW w/ Besnard Lakes)
March 23 Hamilton, ON Casbah
* – performance at SXSW