Yarrow album cover


Deep Dark Woods (The)

October 2017

Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of The Deep Dark Woods’ new album Yarrow (Six Shooter). A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers’ graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden. Yarrow was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. After a five-year hiatus and band reconfiguration, Yarrow is The Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt. Produced by Shuyler Jansen and Boldt, the album also features touring companions Kacy & Clayton. The JUNO-nominated (Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group, 2012 and 2015) group has developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia. Exclaim.ca describes, “the Saskatoon trio give LP number six an invigorating new restoration that finds them sounding more patient, intricate and contemplative than they’ve ever been.”

Produced by: Ryan Boldt and Shuyler Jansen. Recorded at: Ghettobox Studios, Saskatoon. Released: October 27, 2017

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