PATRICK WATSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS'; OUT MAY 12TH

Patrick Watson | 02/24/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released on May 12th via Domino. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

Listen to the title track from the album below now. In addition, Watson just released a teaser for the album, which includes the track ‘In Circles,’ watch HERE.

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,

“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).

'Love Songs For Robots' Tracklisting
1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart. 

Patrick Watson will be on an intrenational tour in May. All dates are below and are on sale this coming Friday. 

01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

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02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

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15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

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19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

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09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

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11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

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13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

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14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

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15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

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17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

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23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

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27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

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28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

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30-May-15

Boston MA

The Sinclair (&)

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02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel

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04-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem