Paper Bag Records is excited to announce the signing of Cuff The Duke. The alt-country road-warriors are set to release their fifth ablum Morning Comes on October 4th. The nine-track album was produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and is the first part of a two part album. Morning Comes includes upcoming single 'Count On Me' and an eight minute epic called 'Bound To Your Advice'. Cuff The Duke will be touring extensively after the album's release.
"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, Sally Shapiro and Under Byen. Paper Bag Records has four albums featured on the long list for 2011’s Polaris Music Prize.
Morning Comes Tracklisting
When The Time Is Right
You Don't know What It's Like
Count On Me
Standing On The Edge
Brightest Part Of The Sun
Bound To Your Advice
So Many Times Before
Drag Me Down
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