By Gregory AdamsFolk-flecked Vancouver band the Fugitives ran into problems this summer when their Bigger Than Luck EP suffered a pressing plant mix-up with a weight loss instructional disc, but they are no doubt keeping their fingers crossed that things go as planned for their newly announced Everything Will Happen LP. Barring any colossal blunders, the album arrives October 22 through Light Organ Records.
A press release notes that the project's Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn had headed out to Toronto to record three years' worth of songs with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliot Brood). This trip yielded both Better Than Luck and Everything Will Happen, which is described as featuring their "fullest sound to date."
"While it's fun sitting around our living rooms writing horn lines with our mouths, it wouldn't sound too great on a recording," Glynn said in a statement of the album's evolution. "Thank God for talented friends."
The band's current arsenal of collaborators includes Mark Berube, CR Avery, violinist Hannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, and Benjamin Elliot.
While featuring previously released EP tracks "Bigger Than Luck" and "Old Mistakes," the album also includes nine new tunes. You can check out one of the fresher cuts, "My My," in a slow-mo, bathtub-set music video. You'll find the clip down below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting and a stretch of cross-Canada tour dates.
Glynn also has a solo show lined up for St. James Hall in Vancouver on September 19.
Everything Will Happen:
1. Love Affairs
2. Old Mistakes
3. Wilderness Years
5. Bigger Than Luck
6. Everything That's Going To Happen
9. Dinner With Clara Haber
10. My My
11. If This Is It
10/11 Chilliwack, BC - Evergreen Cultural Centre
10/15 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
10/18-19 Mississauga, ON - Annual Folk Music Ontario Conference (OCFF Showcase)
10/23 London, ON - APK
10/25 Hamilton, ON - The Pearl Company
10/26 Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn
10/29 Toronto, ON - Rivoli
10/31 Guelph, ON - University of Guelph
11/01 Montreal – QC - Quai Des Brumes
11/03 Moncton, NB - Plan B
11/04 Truro, NS - Split Crow
11/06 Halifax, NS - The Company House
11/15 Airdrie, AB - Bert Church Theatre
11/16 Black Diamond, AB - The Stop
11/17 Edmonton, AB - ARTery
11/19 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger
11/21 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitar
11/22 Calgary, AB - Ironwood
11/24 Revelstoke, BC - Revelstoke PAC
11/28 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
11/29 Victoria, BC - Copper Owl