Published May 02, 2016As previously reported, Edmonton rock crew Royal Tusk are making the jump from EP land to full-length territory this spring via the release of DealBreaker. Ahead of the album's official May 6 due date through Cadence Music, you can stream the entire set on Exclaim! Sounds like a good deal, right?
The follow-up release to the group's Mountain EP was recorded with producer Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Monster Truck, Arkells, Billy Talent), with a press release describing the 11-song set as being chock full of "rock'n'roll soul, blue-collar charm and a renegade attitude."
The record's "Fever" had been previewed earlier in the year, but now you can absorb rough-stomped riff rockers like "Curse the Weather" and "Soon," the distorted but jazzy swing of "Cold on Me," and softer pieces like the organ-soaked opener "Dynamo." Big Wreck's Ian Thornley also lends a hand to closing cut "So Long the Build Up."
You'll find the full album streaming via the SoundCloud player below, while you can also nab the record's "Dynamo" for the price of a tweet through a widget. Also below, you can find a new live video featuring "Fever."
Royal Tusk are already out on the road supporting DealBreaker, with the band currently travelling with Collective Soul and handling headlining dates. You'll find their full schedule below as well.
05/02 London, ON - London Music Hall *
05/03 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's Concerts & Events *
05/04 Sarnia, ON - Station Music Hall
05/05 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
05/06 Niagara Falls, ON - Taps Brewery
05/07 Hamilton, ON - Absinthe
05/09 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
05/10 Saint John, NB - Pub Down Under
05/11 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
05/12 New Glasgow, NS - The Commune
05/13 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
05/14 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar
05/15 Charlottetown, PEI - Fishbones
05/17 Kingston, ON - Mansion
05/18 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog
05/19 Oshawa, ON - Music Hall
05/20 Barrie, ON - Roxy (Side Room)
05/21 Timmins, ON - Working Class
06/17 Beaumont, AB - Beaumont and District Agricultural Society Fairgrounds
07/22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom ^
07/23 Colwood, BC - Rock The Shores Festival
* with Collective Soul
^ with Big Wreck