Hear A New Song From The Sadies’ Internal Sounds

The Sadies, photo by Rick White

For their sixteenth album since forming in 1994, The Sadies decided to slow down. Not their sound per say — Internal Sounds still has  winding melodies and guitars galore — but the production. Recorded over the course of a full year, featuring a 20-plus day studio session, the band shirked immediacy in favor of a perfected final product, using up all their money and favors along the way.

“Another Tomorrow Again” suggests that the time and effort paid off. Setting hurried guitars and a quick pace against the nonchalant lyrics — “now we’re on our way / if we don’t make it today / it’s okay, we can make it tomorrow” — the song might be the perfect teaser for the album. (Incidentally, we wonder if it could have been written about its making.) At the end of the day, The Sadies are just a band, doing what they do, making music; for everything else, they’ve got tomorrow.

“I wrote this song in less time than it took to perform it,” says The Sadies’ Dallas Good. “Silliness. I sent a rough version to Gary Louris to help me with it and he said he loved it. He said “the words don’t have to be Keats or Yeats or bloody Rimbaud. They fit the music and sometimes people (I know I do) try too hard to be poets and it comes off as pretentious…these fit and it feels like a traveling song.” Gary, I’m sorry to quote your e-mail but you said it better than I could. Maybe that was just his way of not helping me with the song. Jerk.”

Internal Sounds  is out September 17th on Yep Roc Records.

Internal Sounds Track Listing

1. The First 5 Minutes
2. So Much Blood
3. The Very Beginning
4. Starting All Over Again
5. The Very Ending
6. Another Tomorrow Again
7. Another Yesterday Again
8. Leave This World Behind
9. The Lesser Key
10. STORY 19
11. We Are Circling

The Sadies’ Tour Dates

July 13 Thornbury, ON Bridge’s Tavern
July 19 Perth, ON Stewart Park Festival
July 20 London, ON Home Country Festival
July 27 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival
July 28 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival
August 9 Kitchener, ON Kitchener Blues Festival
August 10 Kitchener, ON Kitchener Blues Festival
August 17 Port Dover, ON Port Dover Roots Music
October 15 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
October 16 Saskatoon, SK Broadway Theatre
October 17 Regina, SK The Exchange
October 18 Calgary, AB Commonwealth Bar & Stage
October 19 St. Albert, AB ArdenTheatre
October 21 Lethbridge, AB Geomatic Attic
October 22 Nelson, BC The Hume Hotel—Spiritbar
October 24 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
October 25 Victoria, BC Upstairs Cabaret