Rally Cry & Relentless

August 28th, 2018
Cred: Jess Baumung
If you’re on this website you probably know that the band is getting ready to release its fifth studio album of music songs this October. If you didn’t, then there ya go: new album Rally Cry is out October 19 and new single Relentless is out now. 
Getting ready to release a record is a lot like getting ready for a holiday. There’s a lot of coordinating, scheduling, preparation and excitement. Except instead of making a turkey you have to shoot a music video and new press photos. They take the same amount of time as making a holiday meal, but instead of getting to eat gravy and stuffing, you try to make cool guy faces and lament eating too much gravy and stuffing the last time you actually got to eat gravy and stuffing.
Promotional materials aside, the band is very excited to release and perform the new songs. Making music and playing it live (along with consuming pizza) is at the heart of what we do as a band and why we love to do it. 
We made the record the only way we could in the past two years – in between tours. Whenever we had a break in our touring schedule we would pop into Toronto and record the ideas that would eventually become Rally Cry. Producer/crypto currency guru/speculator Eric Ratz and engineers Trevor Anderson and Andrew Leyenhorst helped refine our ideas, ensure we made the most of the time we had and help keep in-studio political diatribes (*cough* Tony *cough*) to a minimum. We were lucky to work with them.
From our perspective, we like to think that we’ve explored some new ground and taken some new directions on this record. We used a sample for the first time, a kids choir (let me tell you, they work cheap*) and a lot of bass octave pedal.
The songs are about being inspired by many of the people in our communities and being frustrated by others. 
But far be it from me to tell you what the new record is like. 
We will be playing songs off the new record all fall while we are on tour in the USA and Europe. A Canadian tour and more American dates are in the works too. We are coming to a town near you. And to all those people who choose to liberally define “town near you” for the purpose of coming to watch a show, thank you. We promise not get too full before the show or too hungry during it and to always try our best for ya.
See you soon,