Canadian Rockers, Sam Roberts Band announce their new album, TERRAFORM, set for release October 28 via Universal Music Canada.  Available for pre-order starting today, the album 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.

After locking themselves in studio for the month of March, the group’s time and spirit lead to the collection of songs that make up TERRAFORM.  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.”

TERRAFORM is the sixth full-length album release since 2015’s COUNTING THE DAYS EP and 2014’s album LO-FANTASY. Roberts believes the key to the band’s longevity is their steadfast enthusiasm to stick to their artistic guns and consistently work to make a better album each time.  Roberts emphasizes, “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.”

The lead single “If You Want It” is already a chart-climbing success currently in the top 5 at Alternative radio and counting.  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…”

The acclaimed Montreal based five-piece band includes Sam Roberts (lead vocals, guitar), Dave Nugent (guitar), Eric Fares (keyboard, guitar), Josh Trager (drums), and James Hall (bass).  The band will embark on a North American tour commencing in Sherbrooke, Quebec November 2.  Details can be found at samrobertsband.com.

Special D2C packages of TERRAFORM are also available to fans which includes an exclusive vinyl boxset containing a glow in the dark LP, custom slip mat and lint cloth along with an autographed double-sided litho. A limited-edition guitar signed by the Sam Roberts Band and apparel are also available. Visit the Sam Roberts Band special merchandise packages online here.

TERRAFORM Tracklisting:

  1. TerraForm

  2. FIEND

  3. If You Want It

  4. Black Spark

  5. Roll With The Spirits

  6. Ritual Dance

  7. Tourist Trap

  8. Rogue Empire

  9. Lake Effect

  10. The House Inside

  11. Spring Fever

Upcoming US and Canadian Performances Dates (Announced):

November 2       Sherbrooke, QC (Théâtre Granada)
November 3       Quebec City, QC (Imperial de Québec)
November 5       Saint-Casimir, QC (Théâtre La Taverne)
November 16    Moncton, NB (The Centre at Casino New Brunswick)
November 17    St. John’s, NF (St. John’s Convention Centre)
November 18    Halifax, NS (Forum Multi Purpose Centre)
November 19    Charlottetown, PEI (Murphy’s Community Centre)
November 25    Boston, MA (The ONCE Ballroom)
November 26    Philadelphia, PA (Boot & Saddle)
November 28    Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel)
November 29    New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

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