In celebration of his upcoming, debut release for UK label City Slang Records, former Unicorns member and co-founder Alden Penner has announced an upcoming New York performance with friend, collaborator, and celebrated actor Michael Cera, taking place June 12th at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.
In 2003 Alden Penner cemented himself in the annals of indie rock history as the co-founder/singer of The Unicorns. Montreals beloved dysfunctional art-pop outfit imploded shortly after the release of their now seminal album Who Will Cut Our Hair When Were Gone? (8.9 Best New Re-Issue, Pitchfork).
Following a series of low-key self releases Alden Penner is back with a new EP Canada In Space out June 30th in the US (June 29th overseas) via City Slang, with limited edition vinyl available July 24th.
Says Penner of the new album, There are more Canadians than any other nationality represented in the planned Mars colony. The Canada In Space EP is an imagining of the dreams, reveries, phantasms, hallucinations, psycho-spiritual projections, naïve mythologies, actions, visions and experiences of an abandoned crew before, during and after its permanent journey to Mars; the compression of time; dispersion, fragmentation of states and generations in space; ultimate detachment & wormholes.
Featuring his friends Michael Cera, Laura Crapo and Farley Miller he will be touring the UK and EU in June/July playing songs from his new EP “Canada in Space” along with songs from throughout his career.
“Canada In Space” Track List:
1. Breathe To Burn
2. Will I
Alden Penner Live:
12-Jun-USA Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory (TICKETS)
22-Jun-UK Guildford – The Boilerroom *
23-Jun UK London – 100 Club *
24-Jun UK Bristol – Exchange *
25-Jun UK Manchester – Gullivers *
26-Jun UK Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall *
27-Jun UK Edinburgh – Midnight Circus *
28-Jun UK Birmingham – The Rainbow *
29-Jun UK Brighton – Komedia *
30-Jun IE Dublin -Workmans Club *
02-Jul NL Amsterdam – Paradiso Upstairs
03-Jul FR Paris – Le Badaboum *
06-Jul DE Berlin – Privatclub *
* = w/ Adam Brown