April 28, 2011

Stuck Tune Syndrome : Sam Roberts band, "I feel you"

ColliderI'm sure that everyone has these: a couple of bands which you've heard the name thousands of time; yet you just haven't had a chance to give it a shot. Sam Roberts' band was one of these bands on my list despite my big love for Broken Social Scene. I think it's due to their band name - I felt it was unattractive. (and it only slightly reminds me of "Matthew Good band")

It was just this week when I decided to listen to CBC 3 radio's weekly chart, The R3-30. Their new track, "I feel you", has been climbing up on the chart lately. The endless repeats of their tunes has started immediately after the first listen of the song. My co-worker came to my desk, asking who it was today. Half proudly, but half shamefully, "Sam Roberts' Band, don't you know?" I said to him.

I love the change between the second verse and chorus. It builds up energies before reaching the chorus and eases into it so smoothly; as if nothing - yet everything - has happened. But in my mind, I can clearly feel the debris after a tide of grungy melody with saying:

All in love and love is war
Take everything it wants more
All in love and love is war
Remember who you fighting for

The new album, Collider is set for release on May 10th. The band have also announced a North American tour, including a two night stand at Massey Hall on June 3rd and 4th.

Tour dates:

5/16 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
5/18 New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom
5/20 Boston, MA - Brighton Hall
5/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
5/25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
5/26 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
5/28 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
5/29 George, WA - Gorge Ampitheatre (Sasquatch! Festival)
6/3 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
6/4 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
6/6 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
6/7 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
6/8 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall

Here is another track from their new album, " The Last Crusade".

The Last Crusade by Rounder Records

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