Published Feb 12, 2013Reunited BC folk rock vets the Grapes of Wrath had previously confirmed plans to record a new album, and now these plans have come to fruition. The band will release High Road on March 19 through Aporia Records.
This is the first album to be released under the Grapes of Wrath banner since 2000's Field Trip, and the first to feature all three core members since 1991's These Days. It was recorded with co-producer Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Blue Rodeo, Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans) at his Operation Northwoods studio in Ontario.
According to a press release, the album's "12 tracks feature the signature harmonies, vivid melodies and heartfelt lyrics the Grapes are known for yet also explore new sounds that will surprise the average fan."
The band's Tom Hooper added in a statement, "This record is a continuation of where we last left off. This isn't a nostalgia trip. It's like our other records — the next step in our growth as songwriters and musicians. The only difference is it took us a little longer to make the step."
Peruse the tracklist below. Scroll past that to hear the sprightly folk tune "Good to See You." The band's upcoming tour schedule is also below, while the album cover is up above.
1. Good to See You
2. Isn't There
4. Paint You Blue
5. I'm Lost (I Miss You)
6. Take on the Day
8. Make It OK
10. None Too Soon
11. Waiting to Fly
12. Sad Melodies
3/20 Kitchener, ON - Hacienda Sarria
3/23 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
6/21-23 Joussard, AB - North County Fair