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13 JULY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan announce their 13th studio album, Steady, set to release on October 21 through murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. This will be the first new album from Sloan since their 2018 record 12.  The release of Steady will coincide with the 30th anniversary of their debut record Smeared which came out in October 1992. Fans can pre-order/pre-save Steady here.


Today’s album announcement is marked by the release of the first single “Spend The Day,” a classically charismatic Sloan song that offers a break from an often overwhelming reality by creating your own. Written by guitarist/vocalist, Patrick Pentland, who describes the track as “an invitation to join me when I was maybe at my lowest. Hide away with me from everything for a while.” Listen to “Spend The Day” here.


Sloan are one of the rare bands to make it to their 13th album with all four original members who are equally prolific songwriters and all still working at the top of their respective games, sounding utterly ageless in the process. The album title is reflective of Sloan’s impressive 30-year feat, bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy explains, “They say if you want to go fast go alone but if you want to go far go together. I don’t know if there are many other bands you can name that are still making records with their original line up 30 years in. Look it up!”


Sloan are on the road this summer, bringing their beloved, energetic live show across the country. See below for a list of Canadian festival performances.


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Steady Tracklisting

  1. Magical Thinking
  2. Spend The Day
  3. She Put Up With What She Put Down
  4. Human Nature
  5. Scratch The Surface
  6. Panic On Runnymede
  7. Dream It All Over Again
  8. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  9. Simply Leaving
  10. Close Encounters
  11. I Dream Of Sleep
  12. Keep Your Name Alive 


Upcoming Shows:

Friday July 22                Lucan, ON                     SUMMERFEST ROCKS

Friday July 29                Saint John, NB               Area 506 Festival

Sunday July 31              New Glasgow, NS          The Jubilee

Friday August 5             Kitchener, ON               Kitchener Blues Festival

Saturday August 20       Paris, ON                      Paris Drinks Festival

Friday August 26           Parry Sound, ON         Stockley Centre

Saturday August 27       Picton, ON                   Base 31


About Sloan:

Sloan is a Toronto-based rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who first performed in spring of 1991. Comprised of bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy, guitarists/vocalists Jay Ferguson and Patrick Pentland, and drummer/vocalist Andrew Scott, the quartet possessed a rare chemistry from the start. There are so many moments peppered throughout the 30-year history of Canadian indie rock heroes Sloan that set them well apart from the pack. From the band’s earliest home studio recordings that married their pop smarts with fizzy, fuzzed out guitars, right up to later efforts that contain multitudes in their track listings, ranging from Dylanesque streams of consciousness to short, sharp blasts of power pop - Somehow, it all remains quintessentially Sloan.


The band are credited as being a main instigator for the Canadian East Coast alternative scene of the early 90s, garnering comparisons to the Seattle Grunge movement on the opposite coast.  Over the course of their quarter-century career, Sloan have amassed an outstanding collection of over 250 songs and more than 30 singles with airplay at Canadian Rock Radio. Sloan have received nine Juno Award nominations and won for Best Alternative Album in 1997. The band was named one of Canada’s top five bands of all-time in a CBC critics poll.


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