Free-wheeling rock 'n rollers Pistol George Warren have already released two albums (Back to Northern Country and Mindemoya) and two EPs, and they're sure to please their growing fan base with new album Oceapur 9. The presence of female backing singers in the band adds a soulful punch to the octet's full-blooded sound, as on the single "Light Up Your Matches". The results sound both retro and fresh. The album was co-produced by indie rock guru Andy Magoffin at his House of Miracles studio.
PGW play a bunch of Ontario shows in July, including the Northern Lights Festival in Sudbury (July 3-5), Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa (July 22), and the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto (July 24), followed by shows in Winnipeg (July 30) and the Fire & Water Festival in Lac-du-Bonnet, MB (July 31). Check their site for a full itinerary.