Sam Roberts Band announced today that their new album, TERRAFORM, is confirmed to be released October 28. Terraform is the band’s seventh release since 2015’s Counting the Days EP (released for Record Store Day) and Lo-Fantasy released in 2014. The key to the band’s longevity and success? Roberts attributes it to their steadfast enthusiasm to stick to their artistic vision and consistently work toward a better album each time.
“I think the challenge for our band is to still deliver the music with a sense of spontaneity, a sense of urgency and I think that when we go into a new record, we sort of loosen the grips of other people’s expectations and our own expectations,” says Roberts.
The first single, If You Want It, currently sits in the top 5 at Alternative radio, and continues to garner positive feedback. The tune captures what Sam Roberts Band does best; creative instrumental melodies and memorable lyrics that allow their listeners to interpret their own meanings from the songs. And in Sam’s own words: “It’s about a trip to Hell… And hopefully back…”
Available for pre-order starting today (which includes two instant tracks), TERRAFORM was produced by Graham Walsh of H*ly F*ck and Sam Roberts at the Bathouse Recording Studios, The Tragically Hip’s studio near Kingston, ON. The band spent an entire month locked in the studio with each other, and the resulting collection of songs make up the album.
Roberts explains, “Terraforming is the concept of going to another planet and making it viable and livable for humans. But in a sense, for this record it can be seen as planting the seeds for that sort of renewal in your own life – that regardless of how much you have broken the parts of your life along the way, there is always a chance to start over.”
- If You Want It
- Black Spark
- Roll With The Spirits
- Ritual Dance
- Tourist Trap
- Rogue Empire
- Lake Effect
- The House Inside
- Spring Fever
Special pre-order TERRAFORM packages are also available to fans which includes a limited-edition guitar signed by the Sam Roberts Band, glow in the dark vinyl double LP with an exclusive 20 min version of the album’s title track, and exclusive Terraform unisex tees are also available. Check it out here.
The band will embark on a North American tour commencing in Sherbrooke, Quebec November 2 with more dates listed at their website including St John’s, Moncton, Halifax and a host of US dates. And stay up to date with the band on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
October 28. TERRAFORM. Sam Roberts Band. We’re definitely looking forward to new SRB music!
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