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NOW MAGAZINE Best of Toronto – Readers’ Pick: Best Local Songwriter : Neil Haverty (BRUCE PENINSULA)

CONGRATS NEIL!!! “The lead singer of the sprawling prog folk collective BRUCE PENINSULA shares vocal duties with a number of other singers, but it’s his talent for songwriting and arranging that’s charmed NOW readers. We loved their last album, Open Flames, too, and gave it a NNNN review.” ~ NOW Magazine

BRUCE PENINSULA news! The alt, prog, rock, gospel, folk, country collective announce Spring dates, an appearance at the famed Dawson City Music Festival.

May 02 : London, ON @ APK Live
May 03 : Guelph, ON @EBAR w/ Skeletones Four
May 24 : Tornto, ON @ The Great Hall w/ DUSTED + The Skeletones Four
May 25 : Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theater
May 26 : St Catherine’s, ON @ Mansion House
Jun 23 : Kingston, ON @ The Apple Crisp Concert Series
July 20-22 : Dawson City, YT @ Dawson City Music Festival

HDD is pleased to bring you the third video from BRUCE PENINSULA‘s ‘Open Flames’. Shot in Toronto, ‘In Your Light’ was directed and animated by Jesse Ewles and produced by Mike Juneau.

THE LINE of BEST FIT have posted a Bruce Peninsula extensive interview and mixtape (featuring music by past and present members including The Weather Station, Snowblink, Austra, Ohbijou, Timbre Timbre and more).

Full article/interview at http://thelineofbestfit.com.

BRUCE PENINSULA‘s video for ‘Pull Me Under’ from OPEN FLAMES // Directed by Lara Mrkoci and Neil Haverty
Available on white vinyl, CD & digital HERE!

“the expansive, gospel-tinged stomper – boasts some lush choral harmonies and thundering drums” – EXCLAIM!

11/23 Guelph, ON – Ebar
11/24 Hamilton, ON – Casbah
11/25 London, ON – APK
11/26 Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best


NOV 16 – Dakota Tavern, Toronto
NOV 17 – Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa
NOV 23 – EBar, Guelph w/ Muskox
NOV 24 – The Casbah, Hamilton
NOV 25 – APK Live, London
NOV 26 – Gordon Best Theater, Peterborough
w/ Snowblink & Michael Duguay
BRUCE PENINSULA announce a mini-tour of Ontario, perform a stripped down rendition of The Leaves atop of Signal Hill in St.John’s NL, and hit #6 with ‘OPEN FLAMES’ on the National Campus Radio Chart !!!
“We’re excited to be home after our 3 week tour out to NFLD and back. Thanks to all the people who came out and helped along the way. We’re excited to announce 6 BP shows in November, all in our home province of Ontario. Please help us spread the word!
Thanks and Take Care

Release Date: October 4, 2011

1. As Long As I Live
2. In Your Light
3. Pull Me Under
4. Warden
5. Say Yeah
6. Open Flame
7. Or So I Dreamed
8. Adrenaline
9. Cliffs & Coves
10. Chupacabra

BRUCE PENINSULA‘s video for ‘As Long As I Live’ from OPEN FLAMES. Out now on White Vinyl, CD & Digital! Directed by Lara Mrkoci and Neil Haverty. +++ Theme song for feature film “Small Town Murder Songs”.

Small Town Murder Songs, starting Peter Stormare (Fargo), is a modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life. Watch the trailer HERE.

Hand Drawn Dracula is proud to be working with BRUCE PENINSULA, who return with their sophomore full-length album, Open Flames, October 4th 2011. The multi-musician ensemble gives us 10 new, sprawling songs, drawn from the skin of a drum and sung from deep down in the gut.

It has been quite a journey. Bruce Peninsula’s previous record, 2009’s self-released debut, A Mountain Is A Mouth immediately caught fire, garnering countless glowing reviews and a Polaris Music Prize long-list nomination. Their raucous, big top live show, featuring at times, a 10-musician sprawl, has converted audiences across the continent with headline appearances at SXSW, Pop Montreal and Halifax Pop Explosion. Songs from that album (along with Open Flames’ opening track) were used to score the full-length feature film Small Town Murder Songs, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Bruce Peninsula spent the middle months of 2010 with their heads down, hard at work. The idea was to write quickly, second-guess less and to push musical boundaries beyond their signature, progressive-gospel sound. By the end of the year, the band was sitting on a wealth of new material and had planned a release of Open Flames in the Spring of 2010.

But, in December, as the master came into hand, the band were suddenly sideswiped when lead shouter Neil Haverty was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Open Flames would be forced to wait while Haverty endured treatment. The band created The Bruce Trail Fire Sale, an online campaign of new videos, covers and b-sides not featured on the LP to help calm an anxious wait. After a long and dreadful winter, Haverty is officially in remission and Bruce Peninsula is finally ready to take its next step forward. With a new choir on hand (featuring, among others, Daniela Gesundheit aka Snowblink and Tamara Lindeman aka The Weather Station), a fresh lease on life and Open Flames at the ready, Bruce Peninsula are born anew.


09/09 | Sarnia, ON | The Story *
09/10 | Hamilton, ON | Christ’s Church Cathedral *
09/15 | Guelph, ON | Ebar *^
09/17 | London, ON | OH Fest
09/18 | Waterloo, ON | Waterloo Park / Grist Mill *
09/22 | Kingston, ON | St. James Anglican Church *#
09/29 | St. Catharines, ON | Mansion House ^
10/01 | Peterborough, ON | The Attic *#
10/04 | Toronto, ON | Soundscapes In-store
10/05 | Montreal, PQ | Casa Del Popolo ^
10/06 | Montreal, PQ | Phonopolis In-store %
10/07 | St. John, NB | Pepper’s Pub
10/08 | Sackville, NS | George’s Roadhouse ^
10/09 | Halifax, NS | The Khyber %
10/12 | Cornerbrook, NL | The Backlot ^
10/14 | St. John’s, NL | The Ship
10/15 | St. John’s, NL | The Ship
10/16 | Port Rexton, NL | Two Whales Cafe %
10/19 | Sydney, NS | St. Pat’s Church ^+
10/20 | Riverport, NS | Confidence Lodge
10/21 | Fredericton, NB | The Capital Bar
10/22 | Halifax, NS | Bus Stop Theatre ^
10/23 | Charlottetown, PEI | Baba’s
10/24 | Moncton, NB | Plan B ^
10/25 | Fredericton, NB | Charlotte St. Arts Centre
10/26 | Sherbrooke, QC | La Petite Boite Noir ^
10/27 | Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace

* w/ Snowblink
^ w/ The Weather Station
# w/ The Gertrudes
+ w/ Olenka and the Autumn Lovers