The Sadies + Tim Easton
The Sadies New Seasons Out on 09/25 in Canada on Outside Music & 10/02 On Yep Roc Records in the US.
First Studio Album In Three Years By Torontos Cosmic Rockers.
Toronto's Sadies earn both halves of the "country rock" tag, tearing through honkytonk, rockabilly, surf, electric bluegrass, and heavy psychedelic rock with virtuosic soul and unhinged brawn. - Entertainment Weekly
What makes the Sadies so special? They are a family, a unit with a shared vision and they are unapologetic about mining traditional music and making it their own the real stuff that will last- and they are badass on their instruments all down the line. Gary Louris
TORONTO, ON: Torontos cosmic cowboys The Sadies, consisting of brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and upright bassist Sean Dean, return with their fifth studio album, New Seasons, October 2 on Yep Roc Records. Featuring the brotherly harmonies and dazzling guitar interplay of Dallas and Travis Good, New Seasons is the bands most confident studio album to date. The Sadies inspired amalgam of psychedelic country rock, surf, bluegrass and Ennio Morricone-esque inspired instrumentals has made them the preeminent torchbearers of cosmic American music.
Although 2006 saw two Sadies releases their star-studded double live album, In Concert: Volume 1 and an instrumental soundtrack for the Ed Big Daddy Roth documentary Tales of the Rat Fink, this is the bands first studio release since 2004s Favourite Colours. New Seasons 13 all-original tracks show a greater emphasis on lyrics and narratives, and these tales often are filled with foreboding and of lessons learned the hard way.
Recorded both at Paco Loco in Spain and at the Woodshed in Toronto with friend and collaborator Gary Louris (Jayhawks, Golden Smog), New Seasons gorgeously layered harmonies prove that The Sadies have the vocal tracks to equal the mastery of their instrumentals. While the album features appearances by Louris and and Giant Sands Howe Gelb contributes piano on a number, New Seasons is pure Sadies. But, as with all Sadies albums, its also a family affair: Dallas and Travis father and uncles, aka Canadian Country Hall of Famers The Good Brothers, as well as their mother, Margaret Good, also contribute.
The first track on the album is a taste of the bands trademark sound: Introduction is exactly that a short forty five second blast of dueling guitar picking that segues into the Gun Club-esque The First Inquisition (Pt IV), which takes the listener to a heightened sonic level that carries though the duration of the album. Dallas Good spits out the lyrics for The First Inquisition (Pt IV) with a venom, clarity and confidence that was reserved only for the bands live shows until now.
Whats Left Behind began as a sequel to Favourite Colours opening track and live favorite Northumberland West, with Travis Goods deadly fast and accurate Clarence White-inspired picking propelling the tale of an inseparable companion whos become more of a burden than a pleasure. Anna Leigh is a haunting tale about a tragic dream that would haunt any touring artist. Will the band make it home or will the vision become a reality?
New Seasons is an instant classic, an album by a band at the peak of its creative power. The Sadies are able to assimilate all the great American musical styles with inspired taste and virtuosity. By the final track, The Last Inquisition (Pt V), we find the Sadies once again riding tall in the saddle, winding us through canyons of guitar reverb accompanied Lorelei-esque vocal ahs. The Sadies carry on, casting their long shadows and leaving the echoes of their haunting tales reverberating long after theyve disappeared over the horizon.
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