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Song Premiere: “Shift (Alister Johnson Remix)” by The Wilderness of Manitoba

Canadian folk-rock trio and JUNO-nominees The Wilderness of Manitoba have released a new version of their single “Shift,” remixed by forward thinking producer and DJ Alister Johnson (Grand Analog, Zaki Ibrahim). The updated version of “Shift” expands on the original version by re-contextualizing the distinctive sound from The Wilderness of Manitoba’s lead vocalist Will Whitwham, bringing the acoustic sound into the world of analog snyths and drum machines.

The Wilderness of Manitoba prefers to characterize itself as an evolving entity. The band’s most recent album, Between Colours, was as far-reaching as anything in its catalogue. From the band’s inception, it has redefined itself with every album. The evolution of their sound has run the gamut from four part harmonies and chamber folk to cinematic indie rock and anthemic folk rock. In its seven year existence, the band’s ongoing transitions come as a direct result of the wealth of traveling they have done; playing a multitude of festivals and touring in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Canada. “The live show,” says Whitwham, “is a constantly evolving portrait of the band and its efforts.” Those efforts were recognized when the Wilderness of Manitoba were nominated for a JUNO. With no intention of slowing down, The Wilderness of Manitoba are currently working on their fifth album.

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