Canadian band The Wilderness of Manitoba’s latest album, When You Left The Fire, is a quiet and stirring collection of songs. A beautiful representation of the band’s chamber-folk style, the album continually pushes the boundaries of the genre, and each song plays on the beauty of isolation that the band so obviously found in the wild corners of their homeland. “November” is one of my personal favorite tracks from the album.
The band has been on the road in support of the release, touring with artists such as Cloud Cult and Aimee Mann. While performing across the country, When You Left The Fire has received attention for its lush tracks, with Amazon naming the single “Summer Fires” one of the “Best Songs of 2011 Thus Far.” Spinner also recently posted “Orono Park” as their “Video of The Day.”
The Wilderness of Manitoba’s tour is wrapping up this month, with performances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Northern California Center for the Arts. The band is in LA tonight for a performance at Hotel Cafe, and you can pick up your tickets at the door.
The Wilderness of Manitoba Tour Dates:
8/16 – Los Angeles @ Hotel Cafe
8/19 – Grass Valley, CA @ Northern California Center for the Arts
8/21 – Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
8/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
8/26 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Mission Theater
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