Great Lake Swimmers Reveal Latest Video And SXSW Dates

Indie-folk darlings the Great Lake Swimmers return to the States for eight shows in Austin, TX during the SXSW Music Conference, as well as a one-off show in New Orleans on March 14. In anticipation of these new live dates, GLS has revealed a new video for the track “Chorus In The Underground” from their Juno-nominated album Lost Channels.

This special video, which premiered this morning on this morning, was recorded live in the famous Hamilton, Ontario venue “The Underground” (the location from which the title was born) and directed by Scott Cudmore, who also directed the band’s videos for “Still,” “She Comes To Me In Dreams” and the popular Legion Sessions series. Check it out above, and keep reading for the band's SXSW show schedule.

Lost Channels was released in March 2009 to critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, BBC, Paste Magazine and more. The album debuted on Canada's Top 200 chart at #48 and on the US Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10. The band made the Short List of nominees for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, joining a list of previous nominees that includes Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and Feist, among others. Shortly thereafter, Great Lake Swimmers were nominated for a Juno Award in the "Best Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year" and asked to perform at the broadcast of the awards.

Great Lake Swimmers Tour Dates:
Mon, March 14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Thur, March 17 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Paradise (Canada Blast Party – 12:00 PM)
Thur, March 17 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Jovita’s (Twangfest/KDHX Party – 2:30 PM)
Thur, March 17 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Home Slice Pizza (Music By The Slice – 5:15 PM)
Fri, March 18 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ National Parks Project Revue (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Fri, March 18 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Muzzle Of Bees BBQ (3:15 PM)
Sat, March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ SixShooter/XM Radio BBQ (1:00 PM)
Sat, March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Palm Door (BAMM Party – 4:00 PM)
Sat, March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Central Presbyterian Church (Red Ryder Showcase – 12:30 AM)

Press contact: 

Danielle Romeo |