The new solo project High Ends from Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes is titled Super Class and will be released October 7 via Dine Alone Records. In celebration, the songwriter will hit the road on September 24 for a string of dates across western Canada with The Wooden Sky including stops in Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Saskatoon. High Ends performances in central Canada will be announced soon and all tour dates are listed below.
Having previously revealed lush album cut The Weight and the psych-rock single Intoxicated, Filled with irresistible, 80s-inspired analogue synths & The Sabre Dane directed video is an artistic interpretation about relationships and detachment in the modern age.
Innes explains, “Downtown” is a song I wrote about internet dating. It’s actually more about a conversation I had with a friend regarding dating in general. She was finding internet dating hard to escape because less and less people try to meet people the old way now. She explained that in the old days she felt like a club was like a jungle and people behaved like animals. She used to hate being gawked at and treated like an object, but the internet thing doesn’t feel like anything at all. I feel like the video interpretation that Sabre has made for the song somewhat fits the modern feel of what it’s like to be single and detached from the new way of dating. The girl goes Downtown and still ends up by herself. It looks like she has a clear mind though, which is always nice.
The ten-song LP was recorded with producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, The New Pornographers) at his Vancouver Island facility. During the sessions, Gold & Youth drummer Jeff Mitchelmorehandled percussion, Louise Burns and The New Pornographers’ Kathryn Calder contributed backing vocals, and Ladyhawk’s Darcy Hancock laid down guitar. Fans not able to wait until album release can grab the 2-track single featuring Downtown and Intoxicated available now.
High Ends Tour Dates with The Wooden Sky:
Wed Sep 24 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Thu Sep 25 – The Club at The Banff Centre – Banff, AB
Fri Sep 26 – Spirit Bar at Hume Hotel – Nelson, BC
Sat Sep 27 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Mon Sep 29 – Club 9ONE9 – Victoria, BC
Wed Oct 1 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
Thu Oct 2 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
Super Class Tracklist
2) The Weight
4) I’m Gonna Keep On Dancing
6) The Believer
7) River Cruise
8) Ocean Song
10) Working Man’s Blues