"Lonely Heart", released back in late May, as well as their recent collaboration with Pretty Sister and Tobtok on "Galactic Appeal", Toronto-based electro-pop trio Dragonette have today announced their upcoming fourth studio album titled Royal Blues, due out worldwide on November 11th. The 13-song collection with feature the classic hooks-plus-electronics pairing that Martina, Dan and Joel are known for as well as new sounds and new collaborators. Along with the announcement, Dragonette have also shared their new single called "Sweet Poison", a sleek late night pop gem that employs the prodigious production talents of fellow Torontonian La+ch and features some extra added magic dust courtesy of the UK's Dada.
Speaking on the release, singer Martina Sorbara says;
"When I listen to it, I realize what a growth period these past years have been. I feel like I hear the joy of learning about life and love, like losing some naivety and becoming aware of how seriously sad and amazing living is."
Listen to "Sweet Poison" below.
To celebrate the release of Royal Blues, Dragonette will embark on a 22-date North American tour kicking off in November. See dates below.
11/9: Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell's*
11/10:Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
11/11: Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Fairmount*
11/12: Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre*
11/16: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret*
11/17: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub*
11/18: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*
11/19: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway at SAIT*
11/22: Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub*
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Imperial*
11/24: Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub*
11/26: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
11/27: Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
11/29: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
11/30: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre ^
12/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar ^
12/3: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
12/5: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
12/6: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^
12/8: Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar ^
12/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
12/11: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston ^
* w/ Lowell
^ w/ Gibbz
Premiere via The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy.