Canadian indie-pop musician Rae Spoon’s upcoming LP is a shout-out to prairie homos and everyone who likes good music and storytelling. Spoon explains that their LP, titled “My Prairie Home,” will explore themes of “death, coming out as queer during high school, and surviving abuse.” The 19 track personal song cycle, which comes out August 19th through Saved By Radio, will be the soundtrack to Spoon’s “My Prairie Home,” a soon-to-be released documentary directed by Chelsea McMullan about growing up queer in Alberta (shout-out to my province!)
We’re big fans of Spoon here at Autostraddle. We crushed pretty hard on “First Spring Grass Fire,” downright fell in love when Spoon donned a grandpa sweater and sang “Insensitive” with Vivek Shraya in a most perfect Canadian prairie homo moment, and couldn’t believe the marriage of awesomeness that occurred when Rae Spoon paired up with Ivan E. Coyote for the Gender Failure show (which you can watch online! Wow! Does life get any better?)
So of course we feel obligated to make sure you know that Rae Spoon recently announced “My Prairie Home” tour dates! Get out your day planners, your iPhones, your Google calendars! Spoon is coming to a Canadian city near you! Or, if it’s not near you, well, then that’s a good excuse to come to Canada.
9/18 Toronto, ON – The Gladstone
9/19 Ottawa, ON – Black Sheep Inn
9/20 Peterborough, ON – The Spill
9/21 Sudbury, ON – TBA
9/22 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
9/27 Fredericton, NB – Gallery Connexion
9/28 Halifax, NS – The Company House
10/10 Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
10/11 Lethbridge, AB – The Acoustic Owl
10/12-13 Edmonton, AB – Up+Downtown Festival
10/19 Victoria, BC – The Copper Owl
10/23 Vancouver, BC – TBA
11/23 Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor
For more information, or if you just want to hang out on an amazing website, check out Rae Spoon dot com.
coming to winnipeg in late november? something tells me she will regret that
How do you mispronoun someone after an article about them. Rude and cissexist much?
What the f*****!!! I read and re-read this and can’t find any mispronouning!!!!! Have some love…..
Spoon’s preferred pronouns are they and their.