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⚡️CANARY IN A COAL MINE⚡️ is out NOW on all streaming platforms and through our website!

✅Stream away and add it to your playlists here👇

✅Physical album orders and/or digital download here👇


March 1, 2019

TORONTO ON -- Canary In A Coal Mine, the new album by Tomato Tomato, is out today on all digital platforms, and through their website The latest collection marks a significant creative step forward for the Saint John, New Brunswick-based roots rock outfit led by Lisa and John McLaggan, having been recorded at Nashville studio The Bomb Shelter (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price) with producers Jon Estes and Andrija Tokic, along with some of Music City’s finest musicians.

The result is a potent display of everything that’s made Tomato Tomato one of the most beloved groups on the Canadian folk music scene in recent years, from John’s inventive songwriting to Lisa’s unforgettable Neko Case-esque vocals. “Kite Song” is only one example of the duo’s intimate connection,following in the wake of the album's stomping first single “Take It On The Road.” Their range is further displayed on the album tracks “You Don’t Know Anything,” an instant roadhouse classic, and the quietly powerful closer “Nothing Left."

For musos, there’s even a couple of covers of The Band’s “Ophelia” that strips the song down to its bluesy essence, and A-ha’s “Take On Me,” which unexpectedly drew admiration from the Norwegian stars after the McLaggans posted a video of them performing the song live. Lisa says, “We really had a clear vision for this record, having chosen the tracks out of about 30 songs we’d written. The next step was putting our dream team together for the recording, which brought us back to The Bomb Shelter where we’d made some of our Christmas album in 2017. It only took nine days and we focused on keeping the atmosphere spontaneous.”

John adds, “Our style has actually changed a lot. When we first started, we were more heavily influenced by old timey and bluegrass music. It was just a guitar and tambourine, and things built up from there. We're always working hard to keep things interesting, and naturally that’s led to our overall style evolving.”

However you choose to pronounce Tomato Tomato, it won't change the fact that Canary In A Coal Mine is one of the most hotly anticipated roots releases of 2019.

Happy listening! Thank you for having our music be part of your lives! xo, Lisa & John



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