National Tour Kicks Off January 26 in Houston, TX

Full List of Dates Below

Rumspringa Available Now Via Temporary Residence Limited

Temporary Residence Limited, the long-standing indie label known for their eclectic roster which includes Explosions In The Sky, Pinback and the Books, is pleased to announce Canon Blue, the orchestral pop outfit spearheaded by American multi-instrumentalist Daniel James, is hitting the road for a extensive national tour supporting Mutemath. The tour, which hits all major and secondary US markets, kicks off January 26 with performances at The House of Blues in Houston, TX.

Since its release in August, Canon Blue’s latest full-length offering, Rumspringa, has received glowing praise; from NPR’s Top 5 Must-Hear Discoveries of 2011, to a New York Times review, a music video premiere on Interview Magazine and a WXPN “Next 20” band to watch nod, just to name a few. Rumspringa is available now via Temporary Residence.

As previously announced, the album’s singles “A Native” and “Indian Summer” are available for free download.

Grab ” A Native” here online for free from Filter Magazine

Listen to ” Indian Summer” here.

After recording the record’s skeleton in Copenhagen with the aid of Efterklang, James traveled to Iceland to record orchestral arrangements with renowned string quartet Amiina (most famously recognized as Sigur Rós’ string section). The expansive, gleeful result is an ingenious combination of the old and the new, a lush minimalism that allows James’ graceful lyrics to float through the air as if time is suspended. The songs combine the soulful intimacy of Jeff Buckley and the playful whimsy of Sufjan Stevens with the stately meditation of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Canon Blue’s auspicious beginnings are rooted in the 2007 debut album, Colonies, a bedroom electronic folk collaboration with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. The upcoming recordsees James fully realizing his role as both composer and songwriter, something he has learned through his years on the road. Having explored the world and explored his own musical potential and desires, this is the result-a record that is neither new nor old, neither completely contemplative nor completely giddy, but certainly complete, and certainly a wonder to behold.

Live Dates:
01/11 MOTR Pub, Cincinnati, OH
01/12 Schuba’s, Chicago, IL^
01/26 House of Blues, Houston, TX*
01/27 Stubb’s, Austin, TX*
01/28 House of Blues, Dallas, TX*
01/29 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK*
01/31 Gothic Theater, Denver, CO*
02/02 Club Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA*
02/02 4th & B Theater, San Diego, CA*
02/07 Regency, San Francisco, CA*
02/08 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA*
02/10 Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA*
02/11 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*
02/12 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID*
02/14 Club Sound, Salt Lake City, UT*
02/16 Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO*
02/17 House of Blues, Chicago, IL*
02/18 First Ave, Minneapolis, MN*
02/28 The Pageant, Saint Louis, MO*
03/01 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI*
03/02 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI*
03/04 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH*
03/07 House of Blues, Boston, MA*
03/08 Best Buy Theater, NYC, NY*
03/09 Trocodero, Philadelphia, PA*
03/10 930 Club, Washington, DC*
03/11 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC*
03/14 Amo’s Southend, Charlotte, NC*
03/16 Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, FL*
03/17 House of Blues, Orlando, FL*
03/18 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA*
^Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
*w/ Mutemath

Track List:
01. Chicago (Chicago)
02. Autark (Nashville)
03. Indian Summer (Des Moines)
04. Honeysuckle (Milwaukee)
05. Velveteenager (Minneapolis B)
06. Heavy Heart (Minneapolis A)
07. Lulls (Memphis)
08. Fading Colors (Bloomington)
09. A Native (Madison)
10. Bows & Arrows (Vegas)
11. Andalusia (Davenport)

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