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SPLIT TOOTH

TANYA TAGAQ ANNOUNCES FIRST BOOK, SPLIT TOOTH,
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 VIA VIKING CANADA.

This fall, Tanya Tagaq will release Split Tooth, her first book. The work, which folds memoir with fiction, traditional stories with reality and poetry with prose, is the story of a girl growing up in the Nunavut in the 1970s. Dark and rapturous, Split Tooth does with words what Tagaq’s music often does without, sweeping the reader into a space where life’s artificial constructs hold no claim. Tanya Tagaq has spoken of her musical improvisation as a never-ending thread pulled through the needle’s eye; set in a part of the world where a year can feel like one long day, Split Tooth is a rich and startling expression of this continuum, a striking metaphysics that informs Tagaq’s art across forms.

Split Tooth will be released September 25, 2018 via Viking Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada.

Split Tooth cover art by Jamie Hernandez. “Run To The Hills” cover art by Tanya Tagaq.

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RUN TO THE HILLS

TAGAQ AND DAMIAN ABRAHAM (FUCKED UP) UNITE IN
“RUN TO THE HILLS,” IRON MAIDEN REDUX.

Tanya Tagaq and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham join forces again on “Run To The Hills,” Iron Maiden’s colonization saga. Along with Tagaq’s regular collaborators, Retribution producer/violinist Jesse Zubot and Jean Martin on percussion, Tagaq and Abraham whisper, blister and bluster through the thrashing, galloping scene. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s all in the past.

Tagaq adds “Run To The Hills” to a collection of covers that includes the Pixies’ “Caribou” and Nirvana’s “Rape Me.” Tagaq’s pointed, powerful and sometimes playful interpretations completely reframe these iconic songs; her unique approach and perspective imbue these selections with immediacy, gravity and winking irony.

 

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