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22 SEPTEMBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) –Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan have released the third single, “Magical Thinking,” off their upcoming 13th studio album Steady, coming out on October 21 through murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Fans can pre-order/pre-save Steady HERE.


Magical Thinking” is released with an official lyric video today and follows the two previously released songs, “Spend The Day” and “Scratch The Surface.” On the track, Sloan’s Chris Murphy explains, “This song lampoons the idea of anyone who thinks that their feelings trump science. Yes, I think being alive is a miracle and that we should all be grateful but people’s beliefs ultimately mean nothing and whatever those beliefs are they shouldn’t become legislation or be tax exempt and I shouldn't have to respect them. And I don’t.”  


The release of Steady will coincide with the 30th anniversary of their debut record Smeared which came out in October 1992. 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, 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 have just announced a run of Canadian tour dates this fall and early next year, bringing their beloved, energetic live show across the country. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.


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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:

October 27                   Toronto, ON                 Phoenix Concert Theatre

November 23                Hamilton, ON                Studio Theatre @ Hamilton Place

November 24                Waterloo, ON               Maxwell’s

November 25                London, ON                  London Music Hall

November 26                Oshawa, ON                  Biltmore Theatre

January 27, 2023           Summerside, PE            The Harborfront Theatre

January 28, 2023           Halifax, NS                    LightHouse Arts Centre

January 29, 2023           Moncton, NB                Capitol Theatre

February 1, 2023           Montreal, QC                Café Campus

February 2, 2023           Ottawa, ON                   Bronson Centre

February 3, 2023           Kingston, ON                 Blu Martini

March 2, 2023               Sidney, BC                     Charlie White Theatre

March 3, 2023               Cumberland, BC            The Waverley

March 4, 2023               Vancouver, BC               Commodore Ballroom

March 7, 2023               Lake Country, BC           Creekside Theatre

March 8, 2023              Nelson, BC                    Spirit Lounge

March 9, 2023              Calgary, AB                   Dickens Pub

March 10, 2023             Red Deer, AB                Bo’s Bar and Grill

March 11, 2023             Edmonton, AB               Station on Jasper

March 13, 2023             Saskatoon, SK                Amigo’s Cantina

March 15, 2023             Winnipeg, MB               Good Will Social Club


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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