Cross-Canada Tour Stops at Crocks September 20
The Wooden Sky’s fourth album Let’s be ready. was conceived amidst many changes: evolving friendships, lost loves and death. The process of putting the pieces back together was aided by the talent and brawn of long-time friend and producer, Chris Stringer. Together they reworked the songs to capture the band’s renowned live energy. Frontman Gavin Gardiner says, “In order to do that we made some pretty detailed demos in our studio and then went out and played the songs live […]Quickly things that weren’t important fell by the wayside, and we came back with something much leaner, meaner and raw.”
The result is an album best listened to with the pedal to the metal, the windows down and the volume up. The ten songs are postcards from the places they’ve been; an abandoned airstrip in Berlin, Ritchie Valens’ hometown of San Fernando Valley, the Quebec countryside, the side of the I-5 in Los Angeles and the cluttered van floor as it barrels through Northern Ontario.
“Within the band, we talk often of how ugly the world can be and our responsibility to make something beautiful. And when it comes down to being on tour and playing shows, we’re only in your town for the night so we figure let’s make it a night to remember. That’s where our album title “Let’s be ready” comes from, that need to embrace life and all that you’ve built within it” explains Gardiner.
The Wooden Sky is embarking on an extensive cross-Canada tour, including a stop in Thunder Bay at Crocks on September 20.