Lanikai – “I’m Glad” (Hidden Pony): Fans of fine Winnipeg band Imaginary Cities disappointed to learn of that group’s indefinite hiatus will be cheered by the return of singer Marti Sarbit to the spotlight, now as a solo artist. Her new project is entitled Lanikai, and a debut album is coming in November.
This advance track is a treat, with Sarbit’s strong and clear voice embedded in a lush production sound, courtesy of Rusty Matyas and the reliably excellent Thomas D'Arcy. Guest players on the album will reportedly include members of Sloan, The Stills and The Sheepdogs, and we’re eager to hear more.
Expect live dates to be announced closer to the release date. Julie Booth of Freshly Pressed PR is handling the press for Lanikai.