In the summer of 2016, Toronto folk quintet, Union Duke, released their infectious third album, Golden Days. Today, the group shares a brand new music video for the album track, Baby Don’t Break, giving viewers a look at a nostalgic performance of the song. Along with the new video, the band has announced a run of Canadian tour dates in the fall, taking the group through Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“The video for Baby Don’t Break pays homage to early TV performances from the golden days of country,” the band remarks.
Golden Days was released on August 5th, 2016, and is the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park. The album showcases the band’s signature soulful indie rock sound mixed with bluegrass and country, along with their soaring harmonies with three, four, and even five voices. Recorded live off the floor to capture the raw, joyful energy of their concerts, Golden Days was mixed with Grammy award-winning engineer, Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Timbre Timber) to help bring the tracks to life.
Golden Days will take you back to your warmest memories: nights by the lake, passing a bottle around the fire, or singing with your friends at the top of your lungs. It also looks forward, reaching for those long, lazy summer days that will keep you going through the winter. It’s a record of pain and struggle, lessons learned, and of laughter between friends, tenderness between lovers. One minute you’re following banjo music rambling down a country lane, the next, you feel the pulse and pound of the amplifiers.