Saturday, May 17, 2014

Scenic Route to Alaska to Release Sophomore Album June 6th

 Canadian indie-folk group Scenic Route to Alaska are releasing their sophomore album Warrington June 6, 2014. Inspired by lead singer Trevor Mann's English war bride grandmother, Dorothy, this deceptively cheery indie-folk album puts an optimistic spin on dealing with love and loss.

Growing up together in Edmonton, AB, Trevor Mann (lead vocals and guitar), Murray Wood (bass) and Shea Connor (drums and vocals), have been friends for as long as they can remember. When they were first introduced to music, it wasn’t long before they had formed a band and began practicing together.

They started out playing rhythm and blues, and rock and roll covers for hall shows and weddings but it wasn’t long before they were gaining demand around town. After several years of this and having performed at nearly every venue in Edmonton, the trio finally made their move to create Scenic Route to Alaska in the summer of 2010.

Filled with new direction and inspiration, Scenic Route to Alaska quickly developed their indie-folk rock sound as the trio shaped Mann’s new material into a unified concept, releasing an EP and their debut album, as well as performing in numerous festivals. For the first few years, they performed and recorded long-distance, as Wood studied studied jazz double bass performance at McGill University in Montreal.

Their sophomore album Warrington, recorded by Brad Smith and produced by Jay Sparrow in Edmonton, builds on their distinctive sound, and captures the positive energy that the trio brings to their live performance. It's also the first album recorded after the trio have been reunited in their hometown.

Warrington will be available digitally and physically June 6, 2014. Scenic Route to Alaska will also be playing several summer festivals this summer throughout Canada in support of their release.

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