World Premiere

Album Premiere: “Erie” by Lowlands

Based in Guelph, Ontario Lowlands‘ draw inspiration from dreamscapes, folklore and the stark, harshness of the Canadian landscape. The Instrumentation of the group is perfectly supported the co-songwriting of Gordon Auld and Abe Del Bel Belluz. With the support of local musicians and songwriters Matt Monoogian and Joseph Gallo Jr. The band brings their dark and unique blend of country, delta blues and bluegrass into venues across Canada, singing songs with a raw, disarming vulnerability. With their first full-length release of “Huron” the group plan to release a record dedicated to each great lake and are following through with the much anticipated release of “Erie” on which comes out on October 28, 2016 but we are lucky enough to premiere it exclusively here. Check out the lead single, ‘Run’ which was premiered on Live in Limbo on October 19th.

The 10-track album eloquently investigates the dynamics of human relationship; connecting the quest for answers in our day-to-day with the intrigue and vastness of natural phenomenon. The album floats with a weary grace, finding peace in the unknown.

Erie features production by The Wooden Sky lead-vocalist, Gavin Gardiner. At the helm, Gardiner offers a wide palette of sonic colouring, deepening each song’s exploration. While limiting overdubs and encouraging a live off-off-the-floor recording process, the album shines through the maturity and subtlety of the band’s performance; lending a confident but delicate foundation for the croons, yelps and pensive cries of singer Gordon Auld’s poetic vocals. As Gardiner notes on first finding intrigue in the project, “I was drawn in by the power and timelessness of Gord’s voice, both as a singer and songwriter”.

Pre-order info:
Digital pre-order can be purchased on iTunes and it comes with an instant grat of lead single, ‘Run’.

Vinyl and CD pre-orders can be purchased at the Chelsea Records web store. Vinyl pre-orders come with limited poster insert, designed and hand-screened by singer, Gordon Auld.


Thurs, October 27 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah*
Sat, October 29 – Oshawa, ON @ Moustache Club*
Thurs, November 3 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
Fri, November 4 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge*
Sat, November 5 – Peterborough, ON @ Gordon Best*
Fri, November 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB*
Sat, November 12 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club*
Thurs, November 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone^
Fri, November 25 – Guelph, ON @ The Ebar^
Sat, November 26 – Elora, ON @ Elora Brewing Co.^
* with The Wooden Sky
^ with Groenland

Follow Lowlands on Facebook and on Twitter @LowlandsBand.
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Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.