A Forest of Arms

Great Lake Swimmers

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Nettwerk Records
April 27, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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Canadian indie darlings Great Lake Swimmers will release their sixth album, 'A Forest Of Arms', on April 20, 2015 via Nettwerk Records. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Tony Dekker and his band mates have created some of their most dynamic songs to date.

As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the groups refined sound. One of these unique and unusual locations was the Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario. A number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded amid the haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats in the caves. A Forest Of Arms was recorded and engineered by their long time live sound technician Justin Shane Nace and was mixed by the talented Howie Beck (Feist).

Great Lake Swimmers consists of Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums. There are also several special guest appearances on the album by Kevin Kane (Grapes Of Wrath). The band has already announced a Canadian tour in support of the release and will follow with European dates later in the year!

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Key Value
Catalogue number 310502
Barcode 0067003105026
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Something Like a Storm -
2. Zero in the City -
3. Shaking All Over -
4. Don't Leave Me Hanging -
5. One More Charge at the Red Cape -
6. I Was a Wayward Pastel Bay -
7. A Bird Flew Inside the House -
8. A Jukebox in a Desert of Snow -
9. I Must Have Someone Else's Blues -
10. The Great Bear -
11. With Every Departure -
12. Expecting You -
13. Talking in Your Sleep -