Basia Bulat steps into the light with 'Shadow'


A soul sister of Dusty Springfield and Cat Power, Basia Bulat has a haunted quality about her. Fittingly, she just released the single "Tall Tall Shadow," off the upcoming album of the same name, due out Oct. 1 on Secret City Records. Her throaty, yearning delivery over chamber-pop orchestrations put her in league with Florence Welch. But where that songbird goes for operatic tones, Bulat coos like a dove on the wind. Aiding in nourishing Tall Tall Shadow's sonicscape are Tim Kingsbury and Mark Lawson, gents who helped Arcade Fire's The Suburbs win the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2011. A press release notes that Bulat traded her signature autoharp for something called a charango-- an Andean lute that suggests the Canadian's folksy sound is branching into world music. No matter what iteration it takes, it's gorgeous.

Basia Bulat Tour Dates

August 13 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters

August 31 - Dundas, ON - Christie Lake Conservation (Harvest Picnic)

October 01 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile End

October 04 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

October 5 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Center

October 10 - Toronto, ON - Polish Combatants Association

November 06 - Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House

November 07 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

November 08 - St. Louis - Off Broadway

November 10 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub

November 12 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox

November 13 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic

November 14 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle

November 15 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

November 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

November 23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

November 29 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall

November 30 - Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre

December 04 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub

December 05 - Vancouver, BC - The Rio Theatre

December 06 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

December 07 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

December 09 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

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