Eclectic Canadian duo Whitehorse has announced the February 17 release of their sophomore album Leave No Bridge Unburned, via Six Shooter Records. Leave No Bridge Unburned contains 11 new tracks that feature Whitehorse’s now signature roots/pop sensibilities blended with sultry vocals, soaring harmonies, tasty guitars riffs, and of course, great songwriting. The new album also shows a band expanding sonically with a more muscular, bolder sound, darker undertones and highly sensual performances. Whitehorse recently released a new video for the beautiful “Sweet Disaster” (View HERE).
The overall sound of Leave No Bridge Unburned feels as if Phil Spector’s Wall Of Sound was utilized by Ennio Morricone to score a Spaghetti Western. The album opens with the sizzling, Bond-esque “Baby What’s Wrong”, setting the tone for and eclectic ride that features the hauntingly gorgeous “Tame As The Wild Ones”, the politically charged, Bo Diddley-inspired “Living Downtown“, the spacious, yet intimate “Dear Irony”, and the rollicking “Oh Dolores”.
Formed in 2010, Whitehorse is the husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, who built acclaimed, award nominated, solo careers before joining forces. Leave No Bridge Unburned is the follow up to the Polaris Prize nominated The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss (2012), which received major critical acclaim in Canada, while making its mark in the U.S. Press coverage ranged from The Huffington Post and Garden & Gun to Magnet and Bust to Penthouse and a Relix – On The Verge (INCLUDE LINK) feature. Blurt gave the album a 9 out of 10, saying, “The duo delivers The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss with nothing short of reckless courage. There is not a missed step, not a unpaid risk, not a mislaid note.”
A Whitehorse live performance is a mesmerizing musical ballet. Luke and Melissa play multiple instruments, often simultaneously, while incorporating loops and layers of percussion to create dense soundscapes that compliment their captivating vocal harmonies. Audiences grew as the two toured extensively, culminating in a sold out show at Toronto’s famed Massey Hall in 2013.
Much like their live performances, Whitehorse is a band that refuses to remain stationary. Leave No Bridge Unburned is a true testament that the ride has only just begun.