The Dust Poets will release a new record this spring. World at Large is a collection of a dozen songs, most penned by Murray, plus a song of Sean's and a Woody Guthrie cover from Mermaid Avenue. The songs were arranged and recorded by the band over the last year. The album was recorded at Lloyd Peterson’s wonderful Wonder Dog studios, mixed by the extraordinary Shawn Pierce, and mastered at Sterling Sound. World at Large showcases Murray's trademark mix of insightful sarcasm and thoughtful reflection, accompanied by a very Dust Poets blend of musical styles ranging from bluegrass to mariachi to rock.
World at Large will be released Canada-wide on May 26, available in stores and for download. A release concert at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 28 will be followed by shows in Brandon and Onanole MB - watch here for details. The record comes out on our own Productive Apathy label and will be distributed by Outside Music. Check the Dust Poets myspace page to preview the first few tracks.