News — December 29th, 2008

Woodpigeon release Treasury Library Canada

Calgary-based recording artists, Woodpigeon return with their sophomore full-length release, Treasury Library Canada, on Boompa Records. Originally a limited release available only online and off-stage, Treasury Library Canada garnered critical acclaim, earning spots on year-end top 10 lists, and ones to watch in ’09 lists alike. On February 3 Treasury Library Canada will be given a much-deserved official release, repackaged with a new 10-song bonus CD, Houndstooth Europa.

Woodpigeon’s otherworldly almost-orchestral pop was serendipitously born when heartbreak (cue the strings) sent Mark Hamilton home from Scotland, and back to Canada in 2005. The band has since been featured internationally in NME, Q, Mojo, and the Guardian, while being declared “Canada’s best kept secret” (Chromewaves) and “The next great Canadian break out band” (Now) at home.

Treasury Library Canada will be released as a deluxe double CD release out February 3. The album will also be released February 9 in Europe/UK by London’s End Of The Road. Look for Woodpigeon’s third album Die Stadt Muzikanten, due in Fall 2009.

Video: “A Moment’s Peace for Mary Christa O’Keefe” from Treasury Library Canada

Upcoming Shows

Jan/08: Calgary, AB – Big Secret Theatre
Feb/07: Vancouver, BC – Performance Works
Feb/15: Brussels, BE – Botanique-Rotunde
Feb/16: Paris, FR – Pont Ephemere
Feb/17: Amsterdam, ND – Paradiso
Feb/18: Hamburg, DE – Prinzinbar
Feb/19: Berlin, DE – Schokoladen
Feb/21: Middlesborough, UK – Westgarth SC
Feb/22: Glasgow, UK – The Captain’s Rest
Feb/23: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK – The End
Feb/24: Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Feb/25: London, UK – ICA
Feb/26: Brighton, UK – The Audio