The Wooden Sky Release “Black Gold,” Announce North American Tour With Timber Timbre

Toronto alt-rock quartet The Wooden Sky have just released a brand new track called “Black Gold” that effortlessly blends folky elements with psychedelic flare to create a sound all its own.

“Black Gold” was written in reaction to an article about the Keystone XL pipeline.  Lyricist Gavin Gardiner states “I was so frustrated and felt like there was nothing I could do, so I did the only thing I knew how which was to write a song about that feeling.  Damn the river, bring a knife.  Sort of a call to arms that we each have the responsibility to take care of each other and stand up for things we believe in.  Now more then ever the constant  -barrage of information can feel paralyzing but it doesn’t have to be, positivity will snowball and we can each play a roll in that.”


“Black Gold” serves as the third single from the band’s forthcoming album Swimming in Strange Waters, which will be released on April 7th via Nevado Music. Drawing its title from a line in Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune – “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water” – The Wooden Sky’s upcoming full-length finds frontman and multi-instrumentalist Gavin Gardiner matching personal trauma against the increasingly bleak political climate we find ourselves in.

The Wooden Sky have confirmed a North American tour with Timber Timbre which kicks off late April. Full list of tour dates here:

4/28 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

4/29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN*

4/30 – West End Cultural – Winnipeg, MB*

5/2 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB*

5/3 – Commonwealth – Calgary, AB*

5/5 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC*

5/6 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA*

5/7 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*

5/9 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*

5/10 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA*

5/11 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA*

5/12 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA*

6/28 – Pianos – New York, NY

6/29 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA

*In support of Timber Timbre

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