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Released: 10.02.17






After several detours working with some of their heroes and contemporaries (Neko Case, John Doe, Jon Spencer and Neil Young to name just a few), the brothers Travis and Dallas Good have returned to their parents’ basement in their Toronto hometown to record their 10th album proper. And, The Sadies being a band that rarely stray far from their infectious cocktail of cowpunk and electric bluegrass, it’s business as usual.

Kurt Vile lends his wonderfully laconic vocals to It’s Easy (Like Walking), while God Bless The Infidels sounds like a country standard as played by The Minutemen at the Grand Old Opry. The perfect soundtrack to a late night drive. The Sadies, evidently, can still play anything better than anyone.

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