New record from The Real McKenzies due out this summer!

The Real McKenzies will release Shine not Burn, their highly anticipated, intimate, bare bones, full acoustic album this summer. Shine not Burn will explore all the beauty of Scottish folk music at its best, with the lads incorporating mandolins, penny whistles, bag pipes and more. To give you a wee preview of what to expect we’ve got a free download for you titled “10,000 Shots” and you can take a listen by going here! The Real McKenzies have a busy year planned, check out they had to say below:

Seventeen years ago we never dreamed that our fucked up lives and loves could have led to where we are today. Throughout fifteen of these blissful years we’ve enjoyed recording, touring and performing our Scottish-Canadian folk-rock all around the world. We’ve had the honor of playing massive venues, huge-decibel shows, and weekend-long Celtic rock festivals. But during these same tours we occasionally play quaint venues, dimly-lit squats, tiny pubs. It’s these concerts where we’ve loved closing in tight to our fans and enjoying an intimacy level that’s lost on the mainstage. In 2009 we toured with acoustic guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, 3-piece drums sets and upright basses, to drop the amplitude and try something new. We chose Wild at Heart in Kreuzberg, Germany to record one of these performances and put together a new release called ‘Shine not Burn’ (The original heraldic motto of the Clan McKenzie). From this live recording and the time we spent in Berlin in and around the performance, we’ve also compiled a great deal of video which we plan to release as a new DVD package entitled ‘The Real McKenzies Love You’ due for release in April of 2010. We’d like to thank our fans who provide us with constant inspiration and drive to continue representing our passions. Although once again we find ourselves with less than a sawbuck in the bank, we’re stoked to perform 3 Eurotours, a Canadian tour, and a whoever-the-hell-else-will-have-us tour in 2010. Cheers mates! We love you!

Check back soon as we will release album art, track listing and a solid release date soon!

The Real McKenzies <span=“color:green;”St. Paddy’s Day Mini Tour Dates:

11.03.10 CAN / Vancouver / Rickshaw Theatre
12.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
13.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
16.03.10 CAN / Kamloops / The Pogue Mahone
17.03.10 CAN / Calgary / The Republik
18.03.10 CAN / Edmonton / New City
19.03.10 CAN / Saskatoon / Amigo’s
20.03.10 CAN / Winnipeg / The Royal Albert Arms

Click here to view all The Real McKenzies tour dates.