The classic tale of musical romance continues for Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, the husband and wife duo behind Whitehorse. One year after their debut, Whitehorse returns in ambitious fashion with The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss and a date at Massey Hall in 2013.
The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss is everything the talented pair’s first full length promised. As a whole, the album reveals the range of creative possibility that only expands as Whitehorse develops and focuses their sound. Song by song, the record takes surprising turns; while each track confidently bears Whitehorse’s signature blistering guitar work and love-knotted vocals, their willingness to take risks and ability to pull them off makes for captivating listening.
Whitehorse’s live show is built on mesmerizing guitar work and smoldering vocal chemistry, but also brings much more to the stage with complex layers of percussion, keyboard and telephone receiver amplification, tangled like an embrace with the help of looping pedals. Their sold out Winter Garden Theatre show in February, 2012 signaled their unquestionable arrival as a band.
With savage talent and tender hearts, Whitehorse expertly plays both lion and lamb on The Fate of This World Depends on This Kiss. Six Shooter Records is proud to release this fine album on August 28, 2012.
08.24.12: Peterborough, ON: Peterborough Folk Fest – Market Hall
08.25.12: Burnstown, ON: Neat Coffee Shop
08.28.12: Toronto, ON: The Dakota Tavern 7pm
09.08.12: Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Folk Festival
09.09.12: Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Folk Festival
09.12.12: Nashville, TN: AMAs – The High Watt
09.15.12: Vancouver, BC: Voices In The Park
09.21.12: Haliburton, ON: Northern Lights Pavilion
10.02.12: Prince Albert, SK: EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
10.04.12: St Albert, AB: Arden Theatre
10.06.12: Roseland, VA: Festy
11.10.12: Cobalt, ON: Classic Theatre