The Wilderness of Manitoba has been invited to perform at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. The band played Austin on the Rasputina tour last year, but this will be their first time at SXSW. The band’s official showcase is on Thursday, March 15th at the Velveeta Room and they will be onstage at 9:00 PM.
KEXP in Seattle posted the in studio session with the Wilderness of Manitoba on its website today. You can watch it here: KEXP
The Wilderness of Manitoba started recording their new album at Revolution Recording in Toronto on January 2nd. The plan is to record eighteen songs and then pick the best eleven or twelve. So, there will enough tracks left over for bonus tracks and maybe even an EP later in the year. For fans of Hymns of Love & Spirits and When You Left The Fire, the band will be recording vocals and overdubs in their basement studio on Delaware Avenue. It’s winter in Canada so expect the return of ambient furnace sounds! They will then move back to Revolution in February to record keyboards and mix.
Earlier this year The Wilderness of Manitoba swung by Daytrotter for an amazing live session. Head on over to Daytrotter and vote for “Orono Park” or “Summer Fires” in Daytrotter’s Best Songs of 2011 Poll!
iTunes included The Wilderness of Manitoba in their 2011 Best Singer/Songwriter Albums! This means that Summer Fires and their album When You Left the Fire are both on sale on iTunes until Jan 10, 2012! Head on over and download yours today!
In the spirit of the holidays, The Wilderness of Manitoba has released two brand new recordings “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “We Three Kings.” Take a listen and download them here!
Check out The Wilderness of Manitoba’s recent Daytrotter session and download five new live tracks here!
Be sure to catch the band live on their upcoming tour with Rasputina!
11/1 New York, NY – The Living Room*
11/02 Wilmington, DE – World Café Live
11/03 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/04 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
11/05 Huntsville, AL – Crossroads Café
11/07 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/08 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
11/11 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/12 Austin, TX – The Paris
11/15 Columbus, OH – Woodland’s Tavern*
11/17 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
“Orono Park” is featured on the new Glamour Kills mixtape! You can download the mixtape with your purchase of any specially tagged Glamour Kills clothing at your local Zumiez. Redeem it here with your unique pin code.
The Wilderness of Manitoba is heading to Germany and the UK later this month to support the release of the new “Orono Park” EP!
9/20 @ 8:15PM NBI Club – Kulturbrauerei Berlin, Germany
9/23 @ 4:30PM Kukuun – Reeperbahn Festival (Canadian Blast Showcase) Hamburg, Germany
9/23 @10:15PM Hasenschaukel – Reeperbahn Festival (Official Showcase) Hamburg, Germany
9/24 @ 5:10PM East Stage Spielbudenplatz – Reeperbahn Festival (Hardfacts Unplugged Sessions) Hamburg, Germany
9/26 @ 7PM The Edge Birmingham, UK
9/27 @ 9:15PM Tamesis, Embankment Dock (Stroke Your Beard Presents) London, UK
9/28 @ 9:30PM Slaughtered Lamb (Pull Up The Roots Presents) London, UK
We’re currently featured on MySpoonful.com, a great site to find new music. Visit our page here and “like” it to vote for us in the band of the month contest. While there you can also download “Orono Park”. Thanks for all of your support!