After spending the past four years writing, recording and touring relentlessly, Canadian powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands are back with their blistering new track ‘Spit It OutThe video premiered today with Kerrang.

This is the first major label release for Oshawa, Ontario locals Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass and keys) who have teamed up with Universal Music Canada for the release of their debut album this spring.

Of the track, Bowles explains, “‘Spit it Out’ deals with the frustrations of dealing with a partner who will not speak up when they have something to say. It addresses the anxiety of not being able to openly communicate. It is about carrying something within that you don’t have the strength or courage to say to someone, and instead of saying what’s on your mind you distance yourself from the situation.”

Produced by the legendary Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Rival Sons), ‘Spit it Out’ marks Crown Lands’ arrival as a major new force with intense guitar riffs, pummeling drums and howling vocals. “Working with Dave Cobb was great!” comments Bomeau. “He prioritized capturing the spontaneity in our performances, and we feel that it is an accurate representation of who we are as artists.” That artistry is further illustrated with the accompanying release of the video which was directed by Travis Shinn (Tool, Muse, Morrissey) and showcases the band’s larger than life performances.

After meeting six years ago and bonding over their shared obsession with Rush, Bowles and Comeau became instant best friends and started jamming together in a local barn, switching up instruments, but never straying from a two-piece set-up. Crown Lands have released two EPs Mantra (2016) and Rise Over Run (2017). Making music that brings together a range of influences from folk and blues to psychedelic to prog rock, and drawing on their own intense personal chemistry, Crown Lands are kicking off the new decade with a startlingly fresh jolt of energy.

The group’s name is indicative of their musical ambitions: ‘Crown Land’ is territorial area belonging to the monarch—or, as Bowles (whose own heritage is half Mi’kmaq, an indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it, “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.” Crown Lands are on a mission to represent a sense of empowerment for marginalized communities through their music and the weighty subject matter of their lyrics. “People are going to listen to you, so you may as well say something that matters,” says Comeau.

Known for their energetic live show, Crown Lands have spent the past few years performing; starting by booking themselves shows across southwestern Ontario and then landing opening slots for major rock acts like Jack White, Primus and Rival Sons. 2020 looks to be no different as the band join Grammy award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe on their European tour as support. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below.

May 01             Birmingham, United Kingdom   O2 Institute
May 02             Dublin, Ireland                           Button Factory
May 03             Glasgow, Scotland                    SWG3
May 05             Manchester, United Kingdom    Ritz
May 06             Bristol, United Kingdom             SWX
May 07             London, United Kingdom           Shepherds Bush Empire
May 09             Amsterdam, Netherlands           Paradiso Main Hall
May 10             Cologne, Germany                     Live Music Hall
May 12             Brussels, Belgium                      Ancienne Belgique
May 13             Paris, France                             Le Trianon
May 15             Barcelona, Spain                       Apolo
May 16             Madrid, Spain                            Sala But
May 19             Milan, Italy                                 Santeria
May 20             Zurich, Switzerland                    Dynamo
May 22             Munich, Germany                     Technikum
May 23             Vienna, Austria                         WUK
May 25             Prague, Czech Republic           Lucerna Music Bar
May 26             Berlin, Germany                        Huxley’s
May 27             Hamburg, Germany                  Markthalle
May 29             Copenhagen, Denmark            Vega
May 30             Gothenburg, Sweden               Tradgarn
May 31             Oslo, Norway                            Rockefeller
June 02            Stockholm, Sweden                  Berns

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