NPR’s got the stream,
and you can watch the video below.
By Blurt Staff
the lead up to the release of Patrick
Watson’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard, out May 1 on Domino, NPR Music is streaming the new album
in its entirety via their “First Listen” series. Meanwhile, you can check out
the video for Watson’s “Into Giants” track, below. It was directed by Brigitte
Henry and was filmed at Montreal’s
The Ukranian Federation.
Adventures in Your Own Backyard is described by Watson
as “an attempt to make music a bit more close to home in every sense of the
phrase.” It was recorded almost entirely in Watson’s apartment in Montreal after a grueling
five-year run that saw Patrick tour the world in support of two
critically-acclaimed albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise, and
contribute to The Cinematic Orchestra’s Ma Fleur, co-writing and singing
on a sizeable portion of the record.
Patrick and his band, Mishka Stein (bass), Simon
Angell (guitar), Melanie Belair (violin),
and Robbie Kuster (drums), are
presently touring Europe after playing three
sold-out hometown shows last week. They play select dates in the U.S. with Andrew Bird in May and will do a headlining tour of North America in June.