Crown Lands, the raucous Oshawa, Ontario rock twosome, today confirm the upcoming release of their debut full-length album. The self-titled recording, which follows June’s EP, Wayward Flyers Vol. 1 (read our review here), was recorded in Nashville with six-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton), is due on August 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.

Accompany the album announcement is the new powerful and political new single, “End of The Road,”  which, according to a recent press release, “pays tribute to the Indigenous womxn, girls, and two-spirits who have gone missing or have been murdered on Yellowhead Highway 16 in British Columbia, which is referred to as the Highway of Tears.”

Guitarist Kevin Comeau comments, “We don’t claim to have any answers, but we want to use our voice to bring awareness and help make a difference.”

Lead vocalist and drummer, Cody Bowles, adds, “‘End of the Road’ is an outcry for awareness and action surrounding the colonial horrors of the missing and murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two-Spirits that still haunt Indigenous communities today. Violence against Indigenous people is something I have witnessed firsthand throughout my life. I am half Mi’kmaw and grew up spending of a lot of my childhood in and around Alderville First Nation. I identify as Two-Spirit and dream of a better world for the brilliant Indigenous womxn, girls and 2SLGBTQ+ people who face adversity every day for their very existence. It’s up to all of us to make this world a better place for future generations, and this song is a small message of hope adding to the rising wave of Indigenous resistance throughout this land.”

Crown Lands Track Listing:

1. Spit It Out
2. River
3. Leadfoot
4. Howlin’ Back
5. End Of The Road
6. Forest Song
7. Sun Dance

Artwork for ‘Crown Lands’ by Crown Lands

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