02 November 2010

New Town Pants Album Out Today

Maximum Music Group and EMI Music Canada are proud to release Shore Leave the new album from Celtic-roots-rock rebels The Town Pants.

Now in stores across Canada Shore Leave is also available at EMIMusic.ca, iTunes and wherever else you buy your music online.

This Vancouver-based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, acoustic pop, roots Americana, even Australian and Mexican influences, to create their own unique brand of West Coast Celtic. With a decade's worth of headlining roots and folk festivals, to selling out nights at rock venues, Maximum/EMI recording artists The Town Pants own brand of “Celtic roots rock rebel” spans five albums so far, and is backed up with and a legendary live show that’s garnered them fans internationally from Ottawa to Oslo.

The Town Pants features the dual lead vocals of brothers Duane and Dave Keogh on guitar and banjo, respectively, tin whistle virtuoso Aaron Chapman, Ivanka Watkin on fiddle, bassist John Senchuck and drummer Gilles Nadon. Rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy animation and spirit that all makes for some of the most imaginative songwriting by some seriously talented players that you’ll find in the genre.

With Shore Leave, The Town Pants delivers their best yet, not just standard Celt-rock anthems for drinkers and thinkers, they raise the bar both lyrically and musically on the Celtic rock oeuvre. The Town Pants have never sounded both wilder and more mature.

Shore Leave features guest appearances by Spirit of the West's Geoffrey Kelly, 54-40's David Osborne, acclaimed indie artist Ford Pier and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Engel.

:: Reviews

Sublime harmonies, kind of like a Celtic Everly Brothers :: TimesUnion.com

You don't need a town crier to tell you the Town Pants are something special. All you need is a dose of their gleeful, energetic live show, a blend of infectious, Celtic-inspired rock that's heavy on tin whistles, fiddle, and banjo with healthy shots of off-the-cuff banter between band mates; but the primary reason Town Pants shine so brightly -- stellar musicianship. This band soars! :: GoErie.com

The average Town Pants concert is an exploding bonzo of fuckdrunken insanity. A group of seriously killer players! :: Georgia Straight

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