Available in the US for the first time, Dala’s 2005 release ANGELS AND THIEVES again showcases the Canadian folk-pop duo’s signature harmonies on a collection of classic covers and Dala’s originals—the songs of Neil Young, The Cure and Blur are
seamlessly paired with Dala’s own heartfelt, coming-of-age songwriting. Tracks like the title track and “Twenty Something,” which was featured on Canada’s national CBC radio and Toronto television, highlight the joys and pains of youth while the numerous covers take on new life as anthems of the duo’s lush sound, particularly on their version of The Cure’s “Love Song” and Neil Young’s “A Man Needs a Maid.”
With five consecutive Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Group as well as many other accolades, Dala is a favorite in the US Festival circuit with recent appearances including New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a repeat appearance at The Newport Folk Festival. They have also appeared on syndicated radio including Mountain Stage, NPR’s Folk Alley and World Café.
“The definitively Canadian duo…has an ear for pop hooks, but writes songs that sound warm and comfortable played on an acoustic guitar with little ornamentation.” —NPR Music
“Ontario’s Dala are so charming in every other way it hurts.” —Edmonton Sun
“Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are poised to bring their harmonies and fresh brand of acoustic pop to the world.” —The Post (Ontario)