The Trews Unveil 'The Wanderer' LP, Map Out Canadian Tour

Hear the title track and check out the band's tour schedule

BY Kaelen BellPublished Jul 30, 2021

The Trews have announced The Wanderer, the Nova Scotia band's sixth record and the follow-up to 2018's Civilianaires. It's out November 19 on Known Accomplice.

The band teased the record back in April with the pandemic-anxiety anthem "I Wanna Play," and today sees the release of its title track — a blunt, driving rocker that provides another taste of what guitarist John-Angus MacDonald has called "a really strong rock record from start to finish. Every song was mulled over extensively."

Recorded with producers Rich Robinson, Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz in three separate sessions over two years, the 13-track record was largely shaped by the pandemic, as evidenced by "I Wanna Play."

"The pandemic bought us more time which you always need with songwriting. There are songs that would not be on this record had it happened another way," said singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald. "We accidentally honed our recording skills because there was no live show to get to."

The Trews will be hitting the road in late summer for a series of shows across Canada. Scroll past The Wanderer's title cut and tracklist below to see the schedule.

The Wanderer:

1. Where Do You Go?
2. I Wanna Play
3. Enemy
4. Can't Afford to Be Lonely
5. Lonely in the City
6. Hidden Gem
7. Faith & Fumes
8. Permission
9. The Wanderer
10. Another Year Zero
11. Song to Future Me
12. Lovelock
13. Can't Control Myself

Tour dates:

08/01/21 Tyne Valley, PE - Rock The Boat Festival
08/02/21 Lunenburg, NS - Lightship Breweries (Trews Acoustic Trio)
08/07/21 Kitchener, ON - Kitchener Blues Festival
08/08/21 Edmonton, AB - Exhibition Lands (Together Again Event Series)
08/13/21 Ore Medonte, ON - Burl's Creek
08/21/21 Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora
08/26/21 Huntsville, ON - Huntsville Fairgrounds (Trews Acoustic Trio)
08/27/21 Huntsville, ON - Huntsville Fairgrounds (Trews Acoustic Trio)
08/28/21 Regina, SK - Queen City Exhibition
09/01/21 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (Trews Acoustic Trio)
09/02/21 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (Trews Acoustic Trio)
09/03/21 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (Trews Acoustic Trio)
09/04/21 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (Trews Acoustic Trio)
09/05/21 Burnstown, ON - Neat Cafe (Trews Acoustic Trio)
11/07/21 Miami, FL - Rock Boat
06/10/22 Sarnia, ON - Suncor Agora - Bluewater Health 

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