Last year, Unicorns‘ Alden Penner collaborated with Michael Cera on a track called “Meditate,” and now they’ve teamed up again on a forthcoming EP, Canada In Space. A concept project about Canadian residents of a Martian colony, Penner’s EP will feature the former Mister Heavenly bassist on every song, plus a new mix of “Meditate” and new song “Breathe to Burn” (hear it below). Cera will also join Penner for a quick European tour in June and July (dates also below).
Commenting on his forthcoming EP, which drops on June 29 via City Slang, Penner said the following:
There are more Canadians than any other nationality represented in the planned Mars colony. The Canada in Space EP is an imagining of the dreams, reveries, phantasms, hallucinations, psycho-spiritual projections, naïve mythologies, actions, visions and experiences of an abandoned crew before, during and after its permanent journey to Mars; the compression of time; dispersion, fragmentation of states and generations in space; ultimate detachment & wormholes.
Alden Penner tour dates:
June 23 – London, U.K. @ 100 Club
June 24 – Bristol, U.K. @ Exchange
June 25 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gullivers
June 26 – Leeds, U.K. @ Belgrave Music Hall
June 27 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Midnight Circus
June 28 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Rainbow
June 29 – Brighton, U.K. @ Komedia
June 30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Workmans Club
July 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Upstairs
July 3 – Paris, France @ Le Badaboum
July 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub