While it’s that time of year when almost everyone under the age of 22 is going back to school, Language Arts wants you to know that they aren’t this semester’s bird course. Brainchild of Toronto-based guitarist, composer and singer Kristen Cudmore, the band’s newest single “Neighbour,” features catchy guitar licks and melodies that will most definitely be stuck in your head for the rest of the week. “Neighbour” will appear on the band’s sophomore LP Able Island set to be released on October 9th.
“The track was recorded wherever our 'island studio' could be set up,” the band explains, “in bedrooms, basements, hotels, clubs, alleyways, cottages etc.etc - its inspiration is the idea of home and the mystery of the sea, belonging, family roots, loneliness and depression but also finding your footing in the world, making a legacy or just saying fuck it.”Stream the track below...
Catch the band on tour this next month:
Oct 6 - Winnipeg - Park Theatre
Oct 7 - Saskatoon - TBD (w/ Grey Lands)
Oct 8 - Regina - University of Regina (w/ Grey Lands)
Oct 9 - Edmonton - Up + Downtown Festival (w/ Viet Cong, Ought)
Oct 10 - Calgary - Commonwealth
Oct 13 - Vancouver - The Media Club (w/ Jerusalem in my Heart)
Oct 24 - Halifax Pop Explosion (w/ Alvvays, July Talk)
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