Sometimes you need to destroy something to create something fresh and new. That’s the mentality that the new Ottawa band Lost To The River has adopted, having recently put the name of their old band Miss Polygamy to rest and charting a new path with sound. The lineup of the band remains the same, and they are getting set to release their debut self-titled EP at CityFolk in September. They are part of the free local concert series called Marvest taking place during the festival, and will be playing their new songs at two shows. The first is an intimate and stripped down set on September 18 at the Wild Oat (10pm), and the second on September 19 at the Aberdeen Pavilion where they will officially release the EP (7pm).
We’re happy to give you a first listen to the first new track “Oh Brother, the Line” off their upcoming EP. The album was recorded at Gallery Recording Studios with Dean Watson, and mastered by Phil Bova Jr. The songs are intimate, textured, and contain the heart and soul that many of us have come to love about Canadiana folk music. The record also features special appearances by other local musicians including Tom Thompson of Orienteers, Jessie Lyon of Snowday, singer-songwriter Danielle Allard, and Brodie Conley of Future States.
The band has also started a crowdfunding campaign to fund the new record, and has nearly reached its goal. Donors can receive various gifts from the band including digital/CD/vinyl copies of the new album, Lost to the River clothing, and other merch. Find out more info here.
Listen to the exclusive premiere of Lost to the River’s new track “Oh Brother, the Line” below: