By: Staff –
Sam Roberts Band have been teasing fans with new music all summer and today the band are excited to officially announce the release of their upcoming brand-new studio album All Of Us out October 16 via Secret Weapon / Known Accomplice Records. Pre-Order here.
All Of Us arrives in the middle of a global pandemic. The album’s opener, “Wolf Tracks” immediately dumps us in the Covidian wilderness, socially distanced from the pack, scattered and alone. Where does the path lead? To a version of the abyss that holds promise? This twilight-set album is not, however, radically optimistic so much as it refuses to fall into despair. Throughout this heartbreaking journey, Sam Roberts Band moves emphatically towards the 21st year of the 21st century, where life isn’t just passing us by, it’s coming at us with a chainsaw and an eviction notice. In this swirl of malevolence, salvation arrives not in the narrow kinship of the wolf pack, but in a much larger program of solidarity. The clue is in the album’s title: All Of Us.
The band’s first single from the album “Ascension” is a genuine arena-rock stomper and you can watch the lyric video below.
Earlier this summer, the band played a sold out drive-in show in Ottawa as a part of Ottawa’s Bluesfest 2020. Just announced last week, the band will be playing a few more outdoor shows this summer including two shows in Toronto at the OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place. The first show will be on September 29 exclusively for AIR MILES contest winners, followed by the public show on September 30. Show details, AIR MILES experience contest information and tickets can be purchased here.