Acres Of Lions is:
Jeff Kalesnikoff – Vocals, Guitar
Tyson Yerex – keyboard, Guitar
Dan Ball – Bass
Shane Deyotte – Drums
Victoria, BC-natives, Acres of Lions are sitting at the top of a very exciting year. Two years after the release of their much acclaimed sophomore album, Collections, the band is now putting the finishing touches on their third full-length record, Home(s), set to release on April 2, 2013 on Cordova Bay Records.
“Bright Lights”, the first single off of the new record will drop February 12th. The debut track is an anthem-esque rock ballad that can’t help but get stuck in your head. The band’s aggressive pop rock tendencies are still intact, while the new single features a more mature and fresh songwriting outlook. Fans can stream the new single today here.
The single release will be followed by cross-Canada tour dates from March until May, alongside The Town Heroes, Kingsfoil (Frankie Muniz’s band), and Thunderhawks on various supporting dates listed below. The band is a must see live act. Exclaim! Magazine has scribed, “this is definitely a band to keep on the radar.”
Selected as one of the ‘Top 20 Bands in BC’ for two years in a row by The Peak Performance Project, Acres of Lions have garnered much attention over the last year, touring across Canada with JUNO-nominated Ten Second Epic, throughout the UK, and festival appearances at Rifflandia Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, Edgefest, JUNOFest, BreakOut West, and Canadian Music Week. The band has also seen a great deal of success with the placement of their songs in Television hits like Degrassi and Majority Rules, as well as charting on the National Campus Radio Chart and ranking #19 on the Alternative Rock Chart with their hit “Reaction”. After such success in Canada, Collections was released in the UK on Fierce Panda, and in Japan on Bullion, to much acclaim.