Patrick Watson is to release a new album which is playfully titled ‘Adventures in Your Own Backyard’. It has a UK release date of 30th April and will be released on Domino Records, in conjunction with Secret City.
The album was almost entirely recorded in his Montreal home and in his own words, Adventures… is an effort on the band’s part to “make the kind of music we would want to listen to at home.” Previous releases were never tied down in this way, not helped by a heavy duty five year tour schedule following the success of Close To Paradise and Wooden Arms not to mention his work with The Cinematic Orchestra.
Despite the more relaxed setting Adventures In Your Own Backyard promises to be as ambitious as his previous releases, the label have indicated there is greater sense of patience and confidence which comes across in the first single “Into Giants,” which you can listen to below.
Shows are already lined up prior to the release date which includes a headlining appearance at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas in March, a variety of dates across Europe this April, and support dates with Andrew Bird in the US this May, with much more touring to follow throughout the world.
For those that have yet to experience his talent we came across this 2009 session that Vincent Moon recorded, the megaphone finale is fantastic…well worth watching:
‘Adventures In Your Own Backyard’ Tracklisting
Step Out For A While
The Quiet Crowd
Words In The Fire
The Things You Do
Strange Crooked Road
Adventures In Your Own Backyard