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Royal Canoe - Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (2016)

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Royal Canoe - Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (2016)

Royal Canoe - Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (2016)
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Indie Pop, Psychedelic | Country: Canada | Label: Nevado Music

Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit is a 2016 release by Royal Canoe, their second full-length album. It’s been three years since we last heard something new from Canadian indie outfit Royal Canoe. (And even longer since we CoSigned them back at CMJ 2012.) But in the space since releasing their Juno-nominated 2013 record Today We’re Believers, the sextet have kept far from quiet. Between tours with the likes of Alt J and Bombay Bicycle Club and festival appearances the world over, the band worked on finding new and exploratory ways of expressing their percussive take on indie pop.

"Artful Canadian popsmiths Royal Canoe follow up their Juno-nominated breakout, Today We're Believers, with the ambitious Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. The Winnipeg group's stakes are certainly higher with the increased exposure they've received over the three preceding years, and their already meticulous approach has been further honed here by co-producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), whose efforts support their genre-hopping, highly rhythmic approach. With its skittering beats and rapid-fire vocals, album opener "Somersault" is a brainy and undeniably hooky example of the sextet's sophisticated approach. Several of the tracks that follow take a slightly more subdued tack, with frontman Matt Peters weaving his easy falsetto around fussy beats and sampled smatterings on "Walk Out on the Water" and the pseudo-synthetic soul of "Checkmate." The group's affection for Midnight Vultures-era Beck manifests itself on the playful neon R&B/rap of "Love You Like That," though with a bit less wit. "Out of the Beehive" is a late-album highlight representing the best of what Royal Canoe have to offer, marrying their polyrhythmic tendencies with a warm melodicism that still feels inventive without working overtime to impress. There are plenty of great ideas scattered throughout each of Orbit's 11 tracks, but the bandmembers often let their fastidious craftsmanship captain the ship. Tours with similarly math-minded acts like Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club seem to have further impacted their music in terms of ambition, but unlike those bands' best work, Royal Canoe's challenging song constructions often outweigh their payoff. When their songs are able to stand on their own in spite of their cleverness, Royal Canoe are a force to be reckoned with, but as a whole Orbit feels a little too mired by its attention to production detail." AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger

Track List:
01 Somersault
02 Walk out on the Water
03 Living a Lie
04 Checkmate
05 Love You Like That
06 I Am Collapsing so Slowly
07 Holidays
08 Out of the Beehive
09 Bicycle
10 How Long Is Your Life
11 BB Gun