Ducks Ltd. Share “Train Full Of Gasoline” Video

Ducks Ltd. Share "Train Full Of Gasoline" Video
Ducks Ltd. photo Credit: Colin Medley

Ducks Ltd. today drop new single “Train Full of Gasoline,” the track is accompanied by a boy wonder-directed video. “The jumping off point for this song was a friend telling me about the Lac Megantic rail disaster in Quebec. A 73 car train full of crude oil was left unattended and rolled down a hill before derailing and exploding in a town. I read about it a bunch, and to my understanding it was a scenario where a bunch of small errors built up and compounded each other, with the result being a catastrophe out of proportion with any of the individual failures that precipitated it,” explains singer/lyricist Tom McGreevy of the track, which features backing vocals from Ratboys’ Julia Steiner and Moontype’s Margaret McCarthy, as well as Ratboys’ Marcus Nuccio on drums. “The song is about self destructive patterns. How if you try to ignore or minimize issues in your life they can manifest in places you don’t expect.”

Ducks Ltd. will celebrate the release of Harm’s Way with a hometown record release show at Sonic Boom on February 8th. They’re also confirmed to perform at Montreal’s Taverne Tour Festival on February 10th and the New Colossus and Treefort Music Festivals in March, before heading overseas to play the Moth Club in London, England, on May 27th, 2024. Stay tuned for additional tour dates.

The band, released 2021 debut LP Modern Fiction and their 2019 EP Get Bleak, both self-recorded and self-produced in a Toronto basement—wanted to bring Harm’s Way to life in a new city, with an outside producer, and with some of their favorite musicians. “We realized that so many of our favorite bands who are making guitar music right now are from Chicago,” says McGreevy. Working with producer Dave Vettraino (Dehd, Deeper, Lala Lala), they enlisted a marquee cast of Windy City collaborators to round out the tracks on Harm’s Way, including: Finom’s Macie Stewart (violin, string arrangements); Nuccio (drums on most tracks); Dehd’s Jason Balla (who helped arrange the backing vocals, to which he also contributed); and backing vocals from Steiner, Nathan O’Dell (Dummy), McCarthy, Rui De Magalhaes (Lawn), and Lindsey-Paige McCloy (Patio). The band’s touring drummer, Jonathan Pappo, and bassist Julia Wittman also appear on the LP. “Historically our process has been really tightly controlled and insular. On this record, we worked with people who we trusted with a pretty wide range of musical backgrounds and they had approaches and ideas that helped open up the record’s sonic palette,” explains McGreevy.

Ducks Ltd. 2024 Tour Dates

02/08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Sonic Boom#
02/10/24 – Montreal, QC @ Taverne Tour Festival
03/06/24-03/10/24 – New York, NY @ New Colossus Music Festival
03/20-24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
05/27/24 – London, UK @ Moth Club

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