Vancouver’s psychedelic folk sweethearts The Royal Oui have just announced that they will release their self-titled debut full-length on February 11, 2014 through File Under: Music in Canada. The duo has just shared the achingly beautiful new single off of their debut “True”.
Entirely self-produced, The Royal Oui LP features eleven captivating and vulnerable tracks, that pull at your heartstrings as Ari and Adrienne find just the right words, harmonies, and textures to charm us through the good, difficult, and the changing times that go into growing a relationship. Just as the name implies, the lead track “Siren Song” draws the listener in with its alluring harmonies and charming lyrics. “Dirty Snow” turns “Let It Snow” on its head, as the duo reflects on the wintery aftermath of hurricane Sandy. From the playfully endearing single “When You Lose Your Mind” to the delicate and minimalistic “Don’t You Think That I”, the collection of songs on the The Royal Oui are fresh, yet familiar, delivered in a voice that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
THE ROYAL OUI is comprised of acclaimed songwriters Adrienne Pierce and Ari Shine. Before coming together to write with a shared voice, the husband and wife duo cultivated grassroots fan bases through word of mouth and extensive touring, as well as exposure through film and television. Shine made his name as the co-winner of the John Lennon Song of The Year award in 2006. He was then shortlisted at the Grammy’s in 2012 for “Americana album of the year “ and was handpicked to tour alongside Foo Fighter’s lead guitarist Chris Shifflet. Pierce came into renown as the West Coast songstress who toured with the likes of Jane Siberry and Damien Rice, while having her songs exposed to millions through TV (Grey’s Anatomy), soundtrack albums (Veronica Mars), and commercial placements (FIAT).
THE ROYAL OUI is currently wrapping up a 20 date North American tour in support of their teaser 7” EP Forecast, which is available now through iTunes and via the band’s website. For full tour information visit: http://theroyaloui.com/
Upcoming Tour Dates:
11.16.13 – Victoria, BC – The Copper Owl
11.17.13 – Port Alberni, BC – Char’s Landing
11.23.13 – Kamloops, BC – The Art We Are
11.24.13 – Revelstoke, BC – The Last Drop Pub (Powder Springs Inn)