Published Apr 08, 2010Back in February, we revealed that alt-country workhorses the Sadies were preparing a new album, along with a slew of collaborations. While the details of those collaborations are still forthcoming, the Toronto, ON foursome are now ready to release their latest album, which is called Darker Circles and is due May 18 via Outside Music.
According to a press release, the album was largely recorded during an intense 12-day session at Bathouse Studio on Lake Ontario, with an additional five days at Toronto's Woodshed Studio. The result is an album that deals with "desolation, love and abandonment."
According to Ugly Things editor Mike Stax, who wrote the liner notes, "There's a haunting, spiritual quality to songs like 'Cut Corners,' 'Tell Her What I Said,' 'Whispering Circles' and 'The Quiet One'; ghosts of regret and lost love reverberate softly between the vocals and guitars or drift like whispers that echo in your mind."
While the release date is still six weeks away, the album is already streaming in full over at Outside Music and Yep Roc. This means that by the time the Sadies head out on the road in May, you'll already have these songs memorized and be able to sing along with every word.
The band currently have ten shows booked, starting out in London, ON and heading west to Vancouver. The tour dates and album tracklist are below.
1. "Another Year Again"
2. "Cut Corners"
3. "Another Day Again"
4. "Tell Her What I Said"
5. "The Quiet One"
6. "Post Cards"
7. "Whispering Circles"
8. "Idle Tomorrows"
9. "Choosing to Fly"
10. "Violet and Jeffrey Lee"
11. "Ten More Songs"
5/21 London, ON - Call the Office
5/22 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
5/25 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
5/26 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
5/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
5/29 Calgary, AB - Dickens
5/30 Canmore, AB - Canmore Hotel
5/31 Canmore, AB - Canmore Hotel
6/1 Nelson, BC - Spiritbar
6/4 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore