The wait is nearly over! Statue Park delivers a taste of its album on the Shackleton 7-inch, available in stores on November 6, which the band will unveil on the stage of Il Motore, on Thursday, November 8th. Shackleton and A Letter Before Leaving are the two tracks that the band has chosen to unleash while waiting for the release of their debut full-length, recorded in Summer 2012 at Breakglass Studios, legendary Mecca of the Montreal indie rock sound. A music video for Shackleton, directed by Rodolfo Moraga will accompany this release.
After having toured China, France, Switzerland, and Canada with Montreal rock band Chinatown, Toby Cayouette decided to put his compositions and voice to the fore with Statue Park, a band he put together with long-time collaborator Jon Hill. In summer 2011, after finishing the recording of Chinatown's second album, Toby grew his beard, bought an old car and drove straight down to the American South. For a month, with a guitar that once belonged to John Wayne at his side, he drove through the desert and wrote a great deal of new material, including the two songs that appear on the 7-inch. The results are very convincing: strong songwriting, complex arrangements and luminous melodies.
Statue park is composed of Toby Cayouette (vocals, guitar, keys), Jon Hill (guitare, vocals), Mathieu Dumontier, from Kiss me deadly, Le Husky et Or Condor (bass), and Michel Aubinais, from Hey Hey My My, FareWell Poetry, S.A.F. (drums). Behind Toby Cayouette's soaring vocals, Statue Park is a blend of intricate guitar interplay and analog synths and samples, driven by a live pulsating, heartbeat of bass and drums. This 7-inch confirms that the quartet has its place on the international music scene.