Monday, July 11, 2011

CD Review: The Wilderness of Manitoba Play With "Fire"

Canadian folk band The Wilderness of Manitoba have recently released their new full-length album entitled "When You Left The Fire." They will also be performing at Rudy's in New Haven, CT on Saturday, July 16.

The special thing about this foursome is how perfectly their voices mesh together. The instrumentation in their songs are just for atmosphere as their voices become the main focus on songs like "Hardship Acres," "In the Family," and the powerful "Native Tongue." The album's first single "Orono Park" is just a soundscape of harmonies that swirl around your head. The band is sure to be mentioned with fellow folk artists The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons when one is asked about the latest folk bands gaining popularity. The slow jaunt of "White Water" and the Simon & Garfunkel sounding "Golden Beets" round-out the talent this band has to offer.

For a complete list of tour dates as well as videos and music samples, visit their myspace page (

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