Cuff The Duke make first single from new album Morning Comes available for download.

Cuff The Duke will release their fifth album Morning Comes on October 4th on their new label, Paper Bag Records. The ten-track album was produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and is the first part of a two part album. Morning Comes includes single 'Count On Me' (MP3) and an eight minute epic called 'Bound To Your Own Vices'. Cuff The Duke are also excited to announce a tour of Western Canada. The alt-country road-warriors will hit the road on October 20th in Thunder Bay (full list of dates below). More Canadian dates will be announced soon.
"These albums are about dealing with loss of someone and the change that brings to one's life," says the band's Wayne Petti. "The confusion and loneliness that occurs at that point in someone's life. Coming to grips with the reality of those things. By the end of this record we start to make peace with this and come to terms with it. All these songs are about that. They deal with a similar theme and emotion but still wondering in the back of our minds whether there will be a point to all of it. That's what the second record will be about. Embracing what has happened and navigating down new roads. This album is the low and the next album will be the high."
Cuff the Duke started out in Oshawa before making the move to Toronto in 2002. Their debut album, Life Stories For Minimum Wage was released on Three Gut Records, at the time one of the most exciting indie-labels in Canada. Their second and third albums, Cuff The Duke and Sidelines And The City respectively, were both released on Hardwood Records alongside label mates Basia Bulat and Hayden. Their last album, Way Down Here was co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor at his beautiful barn studio in rural Ontario.
Paper Bag Records is one of North America’s finest independent record labels. Based in Toronto, Paper Bag Records has cultivated an exciting and diverse roster which includes both domestic and international talent. Recently, the label became the Canadian home for acclaimed electronic act Austra and the enthralling Rural Alberta Advantage, and the North American label for alt-folk stars Elliott BROOD and Cuff The Duke. In its eighth year of existence, Paper Bag Records is currently working with an exciting active roster of PS I Love You, Born Ruffians, The Acorn, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, CFCF, Slim Twig, Sally Shapiro and Under Byen. Paper Bag Records has four albums featured on the long list for 2011’s Polaris Music Prize.

Cuff The Duke Fall Tour Dates
October 20 | Thunder Bay @ Crocks
October 21 | Winnipeg @ Park Theatre
October 22 | Regina @ The Exchange
October 26 | Lethbridge @ The Slice
October 28 | Calgary @ Dicken’s Pub
October 29 | Nelson @ The Royal
November 1 | Victoria @ Lucky Bar
November 2 | Vancouver @ Electric Owl
November 4 | Edmonton @ The Haven Social Club
November 5 | Saskatoon @ Amigo’s