Montreal’s Folly & The Hunter has signed on with Outside Music and are set to release their sophomore album Tragic Care on April 16th. The album was produced by Dave Smith and Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) at Breakglass Studios and was mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Half Moon Run, Barr Brothers). Folly & The Hunter will embark on a tour of eastern Canada playing the In The Dead of Winter Festival in Halifax and Shivering Songs Festival in Fredericton, after which they’ll join up with Half Moon Run for a handful of dates in Ontario.
Folly & The Hunter is made up of three unique individuals that come from a variety of backgrounds that influence the band’s sound. Nick Vallee, the lyricist and vocalist, was born and raised in Vancouver Canada, and moved to Montreal to finish university, but also came to immerse himself in the vibrant local music scene. Laurie Torres, a native Montrealer, has played in bands since she was a teenager, and is proficient in a plethora of instruments including piano, guitar, drums and banjo. Christopher Fox, who grew up in England, also plays a variety of instruments and has been a long time active sound engineer and music producer. Together, as Folly & The Hunter, the band’s sound is steeped in American folk music but heavily influenced by contemporary sounds such as indie pop and post rock.
Outside Music quickly signed Folly & The Hunter after receiving an unsolicited email from the band with a link to Tragic Care. Jace from The Besnard Lakes referred them to Outside Music and upon first listen, “I knew this was a special record and immediately flew to Montreal to meet them” says label head Evan Newman “It’s rare that a band like this comes along and we’re over the moon to have them on the label”. After releasing their debut album Residents independently, the band are welcoming the opportunity to work with a label “We are more than happy to sign with Outside. They have a great roster and a very positive reputation on the Canadian scene. We are excited to work with them” says Vallee.
On a recent stop in Toronto, the band recorded a session with Wood & Wires, see Folly & The Hunter performing “Moth In The Porch Light”:
Tragic Care is in stores April 16, 2013
Upcoming Tour Dates
January 18 – Quebec – Le Cercle
January 19 – Ottawa – Raw Sugar
January 23 – Moncton – Tide & Boar
January 24 – Halifax – Bus Stop Theatre (In The Dead Of Winter)
January 25 – Fredericton – Shivering Songs
March 7 – London – Call The Office*
March 8 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern*
March 12-17 – SXSW
*w/ Half Moon Run