East Coast band, Villages announce a string of Eastern Canadian tour dates in support of their debut, full-length album. Reviving the sounds and traditions of their ancestry and mixing it with contemporary influences and instruments, the self-titled record dives deep into the haunting and meandering melodies of the Cape Breton Highlands and presents them through atmospheric arrangements.
On the heels of releasing the self-titled album’s second single, “Maggie Of The Cove” is available now. The video, which was set against the backdrop of scenic Hatfield Farm on a grey day in Halifax, NS, the video finds the band riding horses, petting llamas and goats, and performing the spirited reel-esque tune throughout the sprawling pastures. The environment is a welcome companion to the lyrical narrative, which also takes place on a farm.
“It was a perfect setting,” says Matt Ellis, singer in Villages. “We wanted to do something fun to match the energy of the song by shooting at a local farm. It was also a great excuse to rub shoulders with some characters that have similar hairdos.”
Check out the video below, and take a gander at the upcoming tour dates.
March 22 – Halifax, NS @ Good Robot Brewing Company (2 Shows)
March 26 – Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo
March 27 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
March 29 – Toronto, ON @ The Dakota Tavern
March 30 – Hamilton, ON @ House Concert
April 13 – Sydney, NS @ Breton Brewing Co.
April 18 – Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
April 19 – Fredericton, NB @ Grimross Brewing
April 20 – Charlottetown, PE @ The Pourhouse
April 26 – Lunenburg, NS @ Ametora Supply
April 27 – Margaretsville, NS @ Evergreen Theatre
May 01-05 – Charlottetown, PE @ East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference
Hey there! I’m Zach I love long walks on the beach and movies that make you cry. Wait a minute this isn’t my E-Harmony account. Let’s try this again, hi I’m Zach from Dawson Creek, BC. Before you think it, no it’s not like the TV show! I have loved music ever since I was a kid back in Abbotsford, BC where I was born. Moved up north when I was about six and was practically raised up here. Hands down one of my favorite Canadian band has to be Simple Plan, with Dallas Smith coming in second. One of my Favorite Things I enjoy doing is just sitting around listening to music or taking pictures. I’d say I’m a pretty good photographer but you can be the judge of that. Just even ask a couple of my friends City light vigil, Scarlet serenity or Violet night. If you’re still reading this congratulations you’ve reached the end.