New Fugitives EP Announced!

Vancouver Indie Folk Collective The Fugitives release Bigger Than LuckEPJuly 16, on Light Organ Records, ahead of full-length album due this fall.  Listen to the EP single Bigger Than Luck today. LISTEN TO “BIGGER THAN LUCK” HERE

 

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You’d never know by listening to it, but The Fugitives new EP Bigger Than Luck is actually inspired by astronauts.   Well, photos of astronauts. Vancouver based Songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod took the weekend off while recording their new EP with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliot BROOD) to take in an exhibit of rare photos from the first two moon landings at New York’s Natural History Museum.  Awestruck by the magnitude of these miracle photos that were tucked away in a small, bland corner of the museum, Glynn and McLeod felt like the images were a perfect reference for the themes of banality vs. wonder they were exploring on the EP.  Glynn says, “We felt like Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber running out to everyone, yelling ‘We landed on the moon!’”

 

Out July 16 on Light Organ Records Bigger Than Luck is the precursor to a full-length album due this fall, but is by no means a trial run.  Mastered by Greg Calbi (Of Monsters and Men, She & Him), featuring the vocals of Brandy Zdan, and the instrumentation of bluegrass guruChris Quinn and fiddler Sahra FeatherstoneBigger Than Luck marries the driving banjo and top-notch harmonies of past Fugitives’ releases.

 

McLeod says album single “Bigger Than Luck” is a feel good song from a cranky old man. “We’re always trying to remind ourselves to be grateful for being alive, and then next thing you know we’re giving the finger to a red light.  So ‘Bigger Than Luck’ is an attempt to trick ourselves out of ingratitude.”

 

When not touring as musicians, Glynn and McLeod are active pursuing other disciplines.  McLeod is an award winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, while Glynn is a working actor who received rave reviews for his role in Chelsea Hotel, a play based on the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen.  Their band is similarly eclectic, boasting prominent former members like Mark Berube and CR Avery.  The current arrangement of rotating cast members includes violin-looping prodigyHannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, and renowned actor Benjamin Elliot.  As McLeod puts it, “We’re like Broken Social Scene. But acoustic, and way less famous.”

 

LISTEN TO “BIGGER THAN LUCK” HERE BIGGER THAN LUCK EP OUT JULY 16 ON LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS

 

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TRACK LIST

 

01- Bigger Than Luck

02- Old Mistakes

03- Slowly Undone

04- The City

 

ARTIST SITE: fugitives.ca

LABEL SITE: lightorganrecords.com