New Audio: Mike Edel Releases an Anthemic Radio Friendly Rocker

Mike Edel is a Linden, Alberta, Canada-born folk singer/songwriter and guitarist, who splits time between Seattle, WA and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Edel can trace the origins of his musical career back to about 2008 and since then he’s released two EPs 2008’s Hide from the Seasons and 2012’s The Country Where I Came From and two full-length albums 2011’s The Last of Our Mountains and 2015’s India, Seattle.

Edel’s forthcoming Chris Walla-produced album THRESHOLDS is reportedly a major sonic departure for the Canadian born singer/songwriter as he adopted a consistency-is-boring mantra before spending a year in the studio working on new material and evolving his sound. Interestingly, the album’s latest single “Houdini” is a radio friendly rocker with anthemic hooks and while bearing a subtle resemblance to David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” the song focuses on love being confusing and contradictory: as much as any one of us claims to want it, we can be afraid of being vulnerable, of getting hurt, of losing ourselves and our freedom — and yet when we’re at our most desperate, it could be the most sustaining and necessary thing ever.

Edel will be embarking on a lengthy headlining North American tour that includes an April 10, 2019 stop at Rockwood Music Hall. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.

Tour Dates

2/14 – Montreal, QC | Folk Alliance
2/15 – Montreal, QC | Folk Alliance
2/17 – Winnipeg, MB | Festival Du Voyageur
2/18 – Regina, SK | The Artesian
2/19 – Saskatoon, SK | The Black Cat Tavern
2/23 – Victoria, BC | Alix Goolden Hall
4/03 – Hamilton, ON | Mills Hardware
4/04 – London, ON | The London Music Club
4/05 – Toronto, ON | TBC
4/06 – Ottawa, ON | Cafe Deckuf
4/07 – Burlington, VT | The Light Club Lamp Shop
4/08 – Boston, MA | Sofar Sounds
4/09 – Asbury Park, NJ | The Saint
4/10 – New York, NY | Rockwood
4/11 – Washington, DC | Songbyrd DC
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA | The Barbary
4/14 – Pittsburgh, PA | Howlers
4/15 – Cleveland, OH | Wilberts
4/17 – Milwaukee, WI | Shank Hall
4/18 – Minneapolis, MN | Nomad World Pub
4/19 – Burlington, WI | Coffeehouse on Chestnut and Pine
4/20 – Chicago, IL | Uncommon Ground (Edgewater)
5/05 – Los Angeles, CA | Hotel Cafe
5/09 – Seattle, WA | The Sunset
5/10 – Bellingham, WA | The Firefly
5/14 – Rossland, BC | Flying Steamshovel
5/15 – Red Deer, AB | Red Hart Brewing
5/16 – Edmonton, AB | The Buckingham
5/17 – Calgary, AB | The Ironwood
5/18 – Calgary, AB | The Ironwood
5/21 – Lethbridge, AB | The Slice
5/22 – Kelowna, BC | Fernando’s
5/23 – Vancouver, BC | TBC