Federal Lights Brings Coeur De Lion To New Brunswick


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Winnipeg five-piece release acclaimed new LP via Aporia Records. Tour includes stops in Saint John and Moncton.

image002With the recent release of their acclaimed sophomore album Coeur de Lion, Federal Lights will be celebrating by hitting the road. Produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), Coeur de Lion travels through points of pressure, regret, solace, anticipation, and disquiet, without ever losing sight. The album follows up We Were Found In The Fog, which won the Western Canadian Music Award for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year. The Winnipeg five-piece band will perform in Moncton on March 2 at Plan B and in Saint John on March 5 at Pepper’s Pub as part of a Canadian tour.

Coeur de Lion finds a sense of beauty by examining the gravity of everyday moments. A song might be about riding transit and overhearing a kid say something obvious that feels profound; it might be about experiencing the harder edges of city life and the emotional toll that can take. What ties their songs together is hope – in even the most haunting songs there’s a morsel of it. “I find it uplifting that there’s some hope in the saddest of situations,” says frontman Jean-Guy Roy.

“Coeur de Lion is a stunner” Winnipeg Free Press

“uplifting synths, gorgeous piano, and dramatic crescendos that showcase the group’s knack for lush, layered orchestral pop” Exclaim!

“a brilliant record” Beatroute
“Mesmerizing, stormy and filled with electrifying tension, this is a must-listen” The Manitoban

Federal Lights Tour Dates

Feb 26 – Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern

Feb 27 – Montreal, QC – Grumpy’s

Feb 29 – Montreal, QC – Le Cagibi

Mar 2 – Moncton, NB – Plan B

Mar 3 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub

Mar 4 – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s

Mar 5 – Saint John, NB – Pepper’s Pub

Mar 10 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will

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