Andy Shauf Parades Melancholic ‘Party’

Canada’s Andy Shauf is bringing the sounds of his new album The Party on a headline tour around his home continent, with support from Chris Cohen and Scattered Clouds.

Photo: Photo Courtesy of Anti- Records

As one might expect, Shauf is spending a lot of time in the Great White North, as half of the scheduled dates are set in Canada. Originally hailing from a small town in Saskatchewan, the singer-songwriter is now up for a Polaris Music Prize this year, alongside the likes of Grimes, Drake and The Weeknd.

Prior to the headline tour, Andy Shauf will be opening up for case/lang/veirs in the U.S. and playing a few festivals like Hillside and Winnipeg.

The first date of the fall headline tour is Oct. 6 at Park Theatre in Winnipeg, with Scattered Clouds. Chris Cohen takes over opening duties Nov. 23 at Starlight in Waterloo, Ontario, and the tour keeps on trucking until Dec. 10 at L’Anti in Quebec, Montreal.

The Party has received a number of positive reviews, such as’s evaluation that “It basically sounds like Elliot Smith come back to life. In the ’70s. It’s … incredible.”

Obviously the ethereal crooning and production is right-up indie lovers’ alleys, but Shauf has found a sound that is his own and he seems to certainly own it on The Party, regardless of who else it sounds like.

Check out one of his singles on the album:

If you dig that, here is the routing for Shauf this fall:

Oct. 6 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Park Theatre
Oct. 7 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, The Broadway Theatre
Oct. 8 – Regina, Saskatchewan, The Exchange
Oct. 11 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Needle Vinyl Tavern
Oct. 12 – Calgary, Alberta, Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Fox Cabaret
Oct. 17 – Seattle, Wash., Sunset Tavern
Oct. 18 – Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge
Oct. 20 – San Francisco, Calif., Swedish American Hall
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo
Nov. 23 – Hamilton, Ontario, Mills Hardware
Nov. 24 – Waterloo, Ontario, Starlight Social Club
Nov. 25 – Toronto, Ontario, Mod Club
Nov. 26 – Peterborough, Ontario, Gordon Best Theatre
Nov. 29 – Chicago, Ill., Schubas Tavern
Nov. 30 – Madison, Wis., The Frequency
Dec. 1 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Hi Fi
Dec. 2 – Nashville, Tenn., The Basement
Dec. 3 – Asheville, N.C., The Mothlight
Dec. 5 – Washington, DC, DC9
Dec. 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Boot & Saddle       
Dec. 7 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Rough Trade
Dec. 8 – Ottawa, Ontario, National Arts Centre
Dec. 9 – Montreal, Quebec, Bar le Ritz PDB
Dec. 10 – Quebec City, Quebec, L’Anti

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