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Members:

Amanda Scandrett - keyboards /vocals
Paul Gutheil - saxophone / vocals
Michael Thievin - drums
Brennan Ross - Guitar /vocals
Carl Johnson - lead vocals
Michael Dawson - keyboards / vocals
Eoin Hickey-Cameron - bass guitar

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Library Voices could very well be the Dark Knight of indie rock. At every turn they’ve been met with curses of mythical proportions. While it may be true they’ve had their trailer robbed on tour and the following year, their instruments and studio destroyed in an unimaginable flood, the seven piece pop-outfit from Regina have refused to let anything bring them down. Summer Of Lust the bands newest full length offering, will be released on October 18 / 2011 in the United States and marks Library Voices third release in just over two years. The album is available in Canada through www.nevadorecords.com

Every winter, thousands of Saskatchewan residents pack up and head south to escape the soul crushing conditions of the prairie winter. While most of the province was basking in the desert sun from their campsite in some Arizona WalMart parking lot, Library Voices rented an old town hall in the frozen rural village of Kronau (population: 209) and bunkered down to write their sophomore release. As if that weren’t enough, they then packed up the van and drove headlong into the heart of winter on a cross-country road trip to Montreal, to commit the songs to tape. The result is a bright -eyed, feel good rave-up that sounds like it’s been soaked in sunshine and gin sodas.

Fueled by criminal amounts of espresso and a hundred odd bottles of gas station wine, the album was recorded in just ten days with engineer/producer Jace Lasek (Wolf Parade, Besnard Lakes, Suuns) at Breakglass Studios in Montreal. On Summer Of Lust the band carries on their traditional of ever evolving instrumentation, this time around incorporating an Onmichord, a Prophet 08, and samples of NASA space recordings to their guitar/synth driven sound.

Library Voices hyper-literate lyrics are once again teeming with pop culture references. The album offers respectful nods to Douglas Coupland, David Foster Wallace, John Lomax, Raymond Carver, Jacques Cousteau, and Joseph Heller (to mention only a few). Summer Of Lust also features an ode to Miles Davis and Juliette Gréco’s forbidden love affair (Be My Juliette Gréco, Paris 1949), the declaration of a truce with the bands own hometown (Regina, I Don’t Want To Fight), and a satirical stab at Stephen Harper for his stance on the arts and funding cuts to the CBC (The Prime Minister’s Daughter).

The album has a guest appearance by multi-award winning audiobook narrator Simon Vance, who has narrated countless influential works including novels by Oscar Wilde, Dostoevsky, Huxley and Orwell, as well as Frank Herbert’s Dune series.
Library Voices have performed well over 200 shows including stops at Virgin Fest, Hillside Festival, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Their relentless tour schedule has allowed them perform everywhere from BC Place to public libraries and has landed them in SPIN, The New Yorker, and on La Blogotheque.
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Library Voices announce new tour dates

The Regina band recently announced two new American shows and a string of new Canadian dates, including:

July 11: Minneapolis - Pour House
July 12: Chicago - Empty Bottle
July 13: Windsor - Phog Lounge
July 14: Toronto - Edgefest
July 15: Quebec City - Le Cercle
July 17: Montreal - Casa Del Popolo
July 18: Wakefield - Blacksheep Inn
July 20: London - Call The Office
July 21: Kearney - River and Sky Festival
July 27: Bengough - The Gateway Festival
August 05: Oxbow - Bow Valley Regional Park

If you haven't already, you can get their latest album, Summer of Lust, on iTunes itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Library Voices' Summer of Lust now available in Europe, Australia

Regina pop outfit Library Voices recently released their critically acclaimed Summer of Lust in Europe and Australia. Along with featuring brand new artwork, the album is exclusively streaming in its entirety on Gigwise - hear the full thing www.gigwise.com target="_blank">HERE.

Library Voices new album 'Summer Of Lust' is quite brilliant. An uptempo blast of surf-guitar indie-pop that will make a perfect soundtrack for the summer that seems certain never to arrive. - Gigwise

The band is also touring through the UK and Europe currently - for all dates, click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

May 15 - Manchester @ Night & Day
May 16 - Glasgow @ Milk
May 17 - London @ Old Queen's Head
May 18 - London @ Underbelly
May 19 - Liverpool Sound City
May 20 - Cardiff @ Buffalo Bar
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Library Voices announce Europe, UK dates

The Regina pop outfit will be jumping overseas in May for a slew of dates in both Europe and the UK, including Liverpool Sound City Festival. The band's currently touring across Canada with Yukon Blonde and Great Bloomers.

For all upcoming tour dates, click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Library Voices debut new video for "If Raymond Carver Were Born In The '90s"

From the album Summer of Lust comes "If Raymond Carver Were Born in the '90s," a montage of clips from 1986's Rad.
The Regina band are currently touring the country with Dine Alone label mates Yukon Blonde and The Great Bloomers.

For a list of tour dates, click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.


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Library Voices to join Yukon Blonde on spring North America tour

The Regina pop outfit recently announced they will be joining up with Yukon Blonde in the spring for a North American tour. Along with a majority of stops in major Canadian cities, both bands are also slotted for SXSW. To compliment the news, Library Voices also dropped a Teen Daze remix of "Traveler's Digest," which is available for free soundcloud.com target="_blank">HERE.

For full Library Voices / Yukon Blonde tour dates click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Generation Handclap
from "Summer Of Lust"

Library Voices cover of 'The Letter' by Wayne Carson

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