The Sadies announce new album “Colder Streams”

Photo credit: Chris Colohan

Due July – listen to a new song from it below.

Yep Roc Records have announced the release of ‘Colder Streams’ on July 22nd, The Sadies’ long-awaited 11th studio album produced by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. You can watch the lyric video for ‘Cut Up High and Dry,’ the third single from it, below. Recorded between 2019 and 2021 at Skybarn in Montreal, Canada, ‘Colder Streams’ features 11 original compositions engineered and mixed by Pietro Amato except for ‘You Should Be Worried,’ which was engineered and mixed by Michael Dubue and mastered by Peter J. Moore.

With guest appearances by Jon Spencer (‘No One’s Listening’), Michael Dubue (‘End Credits’), Richard Reed Parry (‘Message for Belial’, ‘No One’s Listening’ and ‘Ginger Moon’), and the parents Good, Margaret on backing vocals for ‘So Far for So Few’ and ‘All the Good,’ with Bruce on autoharp on the latter, the cover art is original artwork by The Sadies’ bassist Sean Dean.

The release of the record will mark the quartet’s final studio recording with founding member Dallas Good, who unexpectedly passed away in February. In preparation for the release, in October of 2021, Dallas penned what he coined the band’s “anti-bio” and seemingly said all there is to say about the new album, first noting, “Colder Streams is, by far, the best record that has ever been made by anyone. Ever.”

“The Sadies’ world has been shaken,” said the band in a joint statement. “While we struggle with the loss of Dallas – our brother, friend, and bandmate – music has been our source of comfort and coping. We are honoured to announce the release of our new album, Colder Streams.  We are so proud of Dallas and the work that went into this album and look forward to sharing it with you.”

“I was utterly thrilled the Sadies asked me to produce this record,” said Richard Reed Parry, “which mostly meant I just hung around listening to the greatest live band in the country playing their asses off, and then occasionally I’d get off the couch and sing backing vocals. That said, this is The Sadies’ finest album, the one I always hoped they’d make one day and I’m stoked to have been there helping them do it. What an incredible band. “

In support of the album, the band–Travis Good, Sean Dean, and Mike Belitsky–will embark on a North American and European tour but sadly without any UK dates which you can basically blame Boris Johnson for. Here’s the European ones (with a *lot* of Spanish dates) if you’re feeling adventurous:

The Sadies 2022 European Dates:

July 10 – Sjock Festival – Girl, BE
July 12 – Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
July 13 – Creative Outlaws – Recklinghausen, DE
July 14 – Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
July 15 – Bluesfest Ingolstadt – Ingolstadt, DE
July 17 – Zwarte Cross – Lichtenvoorde, NL
July 19 – Kuturrampe – Krefeld, DE
November 3 – Paradise – Amsterdam, NL
November 4 – De Zwerver – Oostende, BE
November 5 – Take Root Festival – Groningen, NL
November 9 – Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, ES
November 10 – Dabadaba – San Sebastián, ES
November 11 – Escenario Santander – Santander, ES
November 12 – Garufa Club –  A Coruña, ES
November 13 – Independence – Madrid, ES
November 15 – Sala X – Sevilla, ES
November 16 – Lemon Rock – Granada, ES
November 17 – 16 Toneladas – Valencia, ES
November 18 – Razz 3 – Barcelona, ES
November 19 – La Lata de Bombillas – Zaragoza, ES

‘Colder Streams’ Tracklisting:

1. Stop and Start
2. Message to Belial
3. More Alone
4. So Far for So Few
5. All the Good
6. No One’s Listening
7. You Should Be Worried
8. Better Yet
9. Cut Up High and Dry
10. Ginger Moon
11. End Credits

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