Published Nov 03, 2016Toronto roots-rock mainstays the Sadies followed up 2013's Internal Sounds with their Gord Downie and the Conquering Sun collaborative album in 2014, and now they're ready to return to their usual lineup for a new LP. Northern Passages is set to be released on February 10 through the band's new label home of Dine Alone.
It marks the 10th studio album from the unit, which has been composed of singer/guitarist brothers Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky for more than 20 years now.
The latest batch of songs was recorded in the basement of the Good brothers' parents in north Toronto last winter, and a press release describes the resulting record as a "wild acid-folk-country-punk trip."
The first sampling of the new material arrives with the single, "Riverview Fog." It started out as a letter written to the band's friend and fellow Canadian musician Rick White. The former Eric's Trip member has worked as a producer for the band in the past, and the twangy new tune hears the Sadies voicing their desire to reconnect soon.
Scroll past the tracklisting for Northern Passages and the band's upcoming tour dates with Blue Rodeo to give "Riverview Fog" a listen.
1. Riverview Fog
2. Another Season Again
3. There Are No Words
4. It's Easy (Like Walking) (feat. Kurt Vile)
5. The Elements Song
6. Through Strange Eyes
7. God Bless The Infidels
8. The Good Years
9. As Above, So Below
10. Questions I Never Asked
11. The Noise Museum
11/04 Sarnia, ON - SWIFF (The South Western International Film Festival)
11/05 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog Tavern
12/02 Rochester, NY - Abilene Bar and Lounge
12/03 Rochester NY - Abilene Bar and Lounge
02/02 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall*
02/08 Montreal, QC - Place des Arts*
02/09 Kingston, ON - Rogers K-Rock Centre*
02/10 Barrie, ON - Barrie Molson Centre*
02/11 Oshawa, ON - GM Centre*
02/14 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens*
02/16 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place*
02/17 Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place*
02/18 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)*
02/19 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)*
02/21 Woodstock, NB - AYR Motor Centre*
02/23 St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre*
02/25 Halifax, NS - Scotiabank Centre*
02/26 Moncton, NB - The Molson CDN Centre at Casino NB*
02/28 Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square*
* supporting Blue Rodeo