THE STRUMBELLAS GIVE US HOPE OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2016

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FEATURES THE ANTHEMIC NEW SINGLE SPIRITS

WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE

TOUR WITH BLUE RODEO IN FEBRUARY

Toronto, ON – October 22, 2015 – #HOPEiscoming. Bigger. Bolder. Beckoning. The Strumbellas have harnessed a vivid sound that was itchin’ to get out for their third studio album, Hope, coming February 5, 2016 on Six Shooter Records. Have a listen to their catchy first single, Spirits, available now at iTunes. Hear a sneak peak of We Don’t Know from the new album by watching their album trailer. The album cover for Hope was designed by freelance science fiction and fantasy illustrator Joel Hustak.

Just back from their two week tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with their bellies full of schnitzel and currywurst, the band will sign off on 2015 with a handful of Ontario tour dates, including a special show on December 5th at The Horseshoe Tavern as part of the historic club’s birthday celebrations. Following the Feb 5th release of the new album, The Strumbellas have a full dance card when they join Blue Rodeo for a string of dates (see below) with a Western Canada tour to be announced soon. Full details can be found on their bright and shiny new website at: www.thestrumbellas.ca.

WATCH AND SHARE SPIRITS HERE

Teaming up with LA Producer/Engineer, Dave Schiffman (Johnny Cash, Haim, Weezer), the band hunkered down close to home at Toronto’s Lincoln County Social Club to record Hope. With poignant yet sing-along-able lyrics and undeniable rock noir musical undertones, Spirits, the first single from forthcoming album, embodies the essence of what has been attracting fans from across North America to this Lindsay, Ontario-bred band. Exclaim declared that the new single: ”…shows off a polished, poppier side to the group. The acoustic strums of the opening verse are bolstered by a chorus of chiming bells and infectious, sing-along lyrics,” while Confront Magazine stated: “When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and arms, you know the music is awesome.”

The journey for The Strumbellas has been a whirlwind since the release of the band’s 2012 debut album My Father And The Hunter. The Strumbellas’ sound — haunting lyrics fused with infectious, danceable melodies — won them both fans and critical recognition. A year later, they followed up with We Still Move On Dance Floors, which earned them six awards, including a JUNO and Sirius XM Indie Award, as well as a spot on the Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:
BARRIE, ON: Roxy Theatre, Nov 6 – tickets
SUDBURY, ON: Townhouse Tavern, Nov 7
PETERBOROUGH, ON: Historic Red Dog, Nov 13 – tickets
SARNIA, ON: Paddy Flaherty’s, Nov 21 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: Moustache Club, Nov 26 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: Moustache Club, Nov 27 – tickets
November 28 – Collingwood, ON – Casbah Collingwood
December 5 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe

Tour Dates with Blue Rodeo:
MONTREAL, QC: Place des Arts, Feb 11 – tickets
HAMILTON, ON: Hamilton Place, Feb 12 – tickets
HAMILTON, ON: Hamilton Place, Feb 13 – tickets
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Tire Centre, Feb 14 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Feb 18 – tickets
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Feb 19 – tickets
OSHAWA, ON: General Motors Centre, Feb 20 – tickets
LONDON, ON: Budweiser Gardens, Feb 21 – tickets
HALIFAX, NS: Scotiabank Centre, Feb 24 – tickets
MONCTON, NB: Molson Canadian Centre at Casino New Brunswick, Feb 25 – tickets
ST. JOHN’S, NL: Mile Once Centre, Feb 27 –tickets

Strumbellas Press Photo 2015