Patrick Watson and his band take us to the emotional and physical landscapes in their world

June 1, 2012

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Patrick Watson performs "Into Giants" Adventures in Your Own Backyard (Domino)

You might find yourself lost in a haze of gloriously crafted music as you make your way through the beautiful sounds that are Adventures in Your Own Backyard, the latest album from the Montreal, Canada band, Patrick Watson.

Singer, and band namesake Patrick Watson bellows and whispers hauntingly against the sometimes fierce, sometimes fragile musical arrangements the band brings to the record.

The group’s past releases have been praised for – among many things – lavish orchestrations.  Watson has said in interviews that the group takes a simpler approach on this latest release, though “simpler” is quite relative to the rest of the band’s catalog.

They join Friday's Afternoon Shift to perform songs from Adventures in Your Own Backyard, and to talk about the places and people close to home that inform the new release.

Patrick Watson performs tonight at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.

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