Sam Roberts Band have been teasing fans with new music all summer and now the band has revealed the release of their upcoming studio album All Of Us out October 16 via Secret Weapon / Known Accomplice Records.
All Of Us arrives in the middle of a global pandemic. The album’s opener, “Wolf Tracks” immediately dumps us in the Covidian wilderness, socially distanced from the pack, scattered and alone. Where does the path lead? To a version of the abyss that holds promise? This twilight-set album is not, however, radically optimistic so much as it refuses to fall into despair.
Throughout this heartbreaking journey, Sam Roberts Band moves emphatically towards the 21st year of the 21st century, where life isn’t just passing us by, it’s coming at us with a chainsaw and an eviction notice. In this swirl of malevolence, salvation arrives not in the narrow kinship of the wolf pack, but in a much larger program of solidarity. The clue is in the album’s title: All Of Us.
The band’s first single from the album “Ascension” is a genuine arena-rock stomper and has already made an impact on the rock radio charts this summer. Watch the lyric video below:
Earlier this summer, the band played a sold-out drive-in show in Ottawa as a part of Ottawa’s Bluesfest 2020. Just announced last week, the band will be playing a few more outdoor shows including two shows in Toronto. The first show will be on September 29 exclusively for AIR MILES contest winners, followed by the public show on September 30. Show details are here.
1. Wolf Tracks
2. War Chest
5. Take Me Away
6. I Like the Way You Talk About the Future
7. Ghost Town
8. All Of Us
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