Today, Juno Award-winning, powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys) – celebrate songs from their emergent discography with the announcement of their first ever live album, Odyssey Volume 1 set to release on December 2 through Spinefarm Records and Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The nine-track album was recorded live off the floor at Universal Music Canada’s new performance space, The Academy at 80A and includes tracks from their self-titled debut album (2020), their sophomore EP Rise Over Run (2017) and the recently released White Buffalo (2021). The performance was filmed and will premiere to a global audience as a virtual concert today at 2:00PM EST / 7:00PM GMT.
Odyssey Volume 1, the record and concert, allows fans to experience Crown Lands music in its rawest form while showcasing the masterful musicianship of the duo have perfected to make their grandiose sound. Conceptualizing the project, the band drew inspiration from some of their most idolized records, explaining, “the art of capturing a pure performance and pressing it on vinyl mostly unedited is something lost in this era of quantized beats and harmonically perfect (and sterile) virtual instruments. Some of the most important records in our lives would probably not be able to be released today. Allman Brothers at Filmore East, The Who Live at Leeds and Rush’s All the World’s A Stage set the bar for what a band can do!” Crown Lands continue, “we wanted to establish ourselves as a true live rock band early on in our career the way those guys did. We decided we’d also film it and release the show as a complete document of who are while we were at it. There are missed cues, bum notes and solos that go on too long. Exactly the way it should be.”
The 1-hour Louder Sound virtual concert kicks off the Ontario headlining tour dates of The Big Wave Tour which begins in Waterloo on November 26 at Maxwell’s Music Hall while also giving fans across the world an opportunity to experience Crown Lands music live.
“THE BIG WAVE” 2021 TOUR DATES
Friday, November 26, 2021 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s Music Hall
Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Oshawa, ON -Biltmore Theatre
Sunday, November 28, 2021 – Hamilton, ON – Bridgeworks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – London, ON – Rum Runners
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The Axis Club
Friday, December 3, 2021- Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus