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The Sadies look for "Northern Passages"

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – The Sadies will release the Toronto-based band's 10th studio album, "Northern Passages," on Feb. 10.

The Sadies premiered the first single from the LP today on Twangville, "Riverview Fog," which began as a letter to their friend Rick White, whose contributions, both musical and visual, have helped to shape The Sadies' story.

The quartet is comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky.

Neko Case, R&B singer Andre Williams, The Mekons' Jon Langford, Jon Spencer, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and Neil Young participated.

The music was recorded in the basement of the Goods' parents' home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015.

The track list is:
1. Riverview Fog
2. Another Season Again
3. There Are No Words
4. It's Easy (Like Walking) (feat. Kurt Vile)
5. The Elements Song
6. Through Strange Eyes
7. God Bless The Infidels
8. The Good Years
9. As Above, So Below
10. Questions I Never Asked
11. The Noise Museum

Tour dates are:
Nov. 4 - Sarnia, Canada - SWIFF (The South Western International Film Festival)
Nov. 5 - Peterborough, Canada - The Red Dog Tavern
Dec. 2-3 - Rochester, NY - Abilene Bar and Lounge <>2017
Feb.. 2 - Toronto, Canada - Massey Hall*
Feb. 8 - Montreal, Canada - Place des Arts*
Feb.. 9 - Kingston, Canada - Rogers K-Rock Centre*
Feb. 10 - Barrie, Canada - Barrie Molson Centre*
Feb. 11 - Oshawa, Canada - GM Centre*
Feb. 14 - London, Canada - Budweiser Gardens*
Feb. 16-17 - Hamilton, Canada - Hamilton Place*
Feb. 18-19 - Ottawa, Canada - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)*
Feb. 21 - Woodstock, Canada - AYR Motor Centre*
Feb. 23 - St. John's, Canada - Mile One Centre*
Feb. 25 - Halifax, Canada - Scotiabank Centre*
Feb. 26 - Moncton, Canada - The Molson CDN Centre at Casino NB*
Feb. 28 - Kitchener, Canada - Centre In The Square*
* supporting Blue Rodeo

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Northern Passages CD review - Northern Passages
In some ways, The Sadies' "Northern Passages" album explores what may have happened had The Byrds had taken country-rock to its ultimate extreme point. But the country part of this equation is in short supply, for the most part. It isn't until the hot-picking "Through Strange Eyes" that this music sounds truly country. "God Bless the Infidels" is even more traditional, with its mostly acoustic sound. This lesser-country-ness is because psychedelic rock is »»»
Internal Sounds CD review - Internal Sounds
The Sadies have always been a reliable outfit when it comes to releasing new records, one of several Canadian bands - Blue Rodeo, the Skydiggers and the Tragically Hip among them - that have found a special kinship with classic Americana. Yet, if their star hasn't risen as high as it ought to, it may be caused in part by the fact that they're frequently loaned their talents to others, mostly playing back-up band for Neko Case, John Doe, Andre Williams and Mekons front man Jon Langford. »»»
Darker Circles CD review - Darker Circles
More than some contemporaries, The Sadies record Albums. Less important to the Toronto band, it seems, are individual songs. What is most apparent when listening to any album from The Sadies - brother guitarists Travis and Dallas Good, drummer Mike Belitsky, and bassist Sean Dean - is that they craft 30- to 40- minute visions of sound: kicking drums, rumbling bass lines and guitars that swirl psychedelic and alt.-country influences and flavors into a concoction that is immediately identifiable. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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