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Scenic Route To Alaska “Slow Down” and record new CD

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Edmonton indie rock band Scenic Route to Alaska haven’t had a chance to “Slow Down,” since their last Lethbridge show in May.
 They return to the Slice, Oct. 4.

Scenic Route to Alaska return to Lethbridge next week. Photo by Corey Johnn
 Since then they toured Canada, Europe and took three weeks in August to record a new album with Howard Redekopp in Vancouver over three weeks and just released a new single “Slow Down.”

“We really haven’t stopped playing since we were there in May,” observed drummer Shea Connor. Their song “Love Keeps” is played a lot on local radio stations.

 “We finished up that Canadian tour and flew to Europe,” he said, adding they went to Luxembourg and returned to Germany.

“We have a nice base in Germany, so we love going there,” Connor continued.
 He noted they are planning a a trip to Australia centred around Australian Music Week in November.

“It will be the first time we’ve been to Australia. We‘re hoping it will lead to shows we can play over there when it is winter in Canada,” he said.
“ And we’ll probably return to Europe next year,” he continued.


 As soon as they returned from their last big tour of Europe,they took advantage of some “slow” time to record a new CD in three weeks.
“We recorded the bed tracks in Bryan Adams’ studio, the Warehouse,” Connor continued, adding they plan to release the new CD in March 2018.

“We’ll probably release a couple other singles before the album because that’s the way the business seems to be going,” he said.

“We feel it’s our most mature work so far, but then I feel like every work is our most mature work,” he continued.

“But it is another step in our continued growth,” Connor continued, adding there has been good response to the new single.
“The response to the single has been so far so good. We‘re excited to get it out there,” he said.

They are planning on playing the new single and some other new songs in Lethbridge.

“We like playing the new songs. A lot of bands wait until their CD is released, we like to play them before,” he said.

Scenic Route to Alaska Play the Slice, Oct. 4. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:59 )  
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