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Sloan’s new “Commonwealth” is coming!

‘ELO KIDDIES!

It has been too long since we put out new music and we can finally announce that our new album, Commonwealth, is coming out on September 9th.

Our new 15-song solo-sided, double album devotes one side to each band member and is meant to be enjoyed as a Double Vinyl. But for those of you digitally minded, you can pre-order Commonwealth now at iTunes and get an instant download of the first single, “Keep Swinging (Downtown)” when you buy it.

We have some special items in the works for our Physical Pre-Orders, so if you want to order the Double Vinyl and CD editions along with the extra goods —stay tuned for that info in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, you can stream “Keep Swinging (Downtown)” over at the SloanMusic YouTube page.

And as you would come to expect from us, we will be bringing the Commonwealth Tour to North America in the Fall and will be announcing dates/on-sale ticket info shortly. We look forward to presenting this new music to you from the stage and have you join us.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Jay, Chris, Patrick & Andrew


Movember Benefit @ Caplansky’s Deli, Toronto ON

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Sloan, in association with the Smoked Meat King of Toronto, Zane Caplansky, are happy to announce an upcoming Movember benefit show in Toronto. Friday November 29th is your chance to see the band play live in a deli! Yup that’s right – 100 lucky folks will get their meat, eat it too AND get to see Sloan perform live at Caplansky’s Deli. (356 College St.)

Tickets are limited to the first 100 people @ $100 each with all of the proceeds going to the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. Tickets are even tax deductible if you buy them here: MoBro.co/caplanskys. Jump on these soon folks ‘cuz they won’t last long!

For more info on Movember check out http://ca.movember.com/?home.


Band Of The Rising Sun

Konnichiwa!

We are pleased to announce that the third installment of our Sloan Bootleg Vinyl series, Tokyo Japan 2002, will be released this Wednesday November 20th at 12 noon via our Sloan webstore. Recorded live from the audience at Club Quattro in Tokyo, this limited LP is pressed on to Japanese flag – style vinyl and is a hand numbered edition of 500 only. We won’t be making any more of these! Read below what our man Jay has to offer on the subject.

Sloan Bootleg #3 Pack Shot

“How about you, British man, is rock and roll dead again?” A broken-handed Chris posed this question to an English gentleman at our January 16th 2002 concert in Tokyo, Japan. To find out the correct answer, you’ll have to check out the 3rd installment of our Bootleg Vinyl series, an homage the great underground / illegal live LPs from the 1970′s and 1980′s. Captured during our 3rd adventure in Japan, this recording was taped live from the audience at Club Quattro in the heart of the Blade Runner-ish Shinjuku area of Tokyo. At the time, we were touring in support of our 6th album, Pretty Together. It’s an LP that, at the time, was thought to be a bit slick sounding, perhaps in relation to records like One Chord To Another or Navy Blues. If that’s a concern, then I would dare say this loud recording from the floor strips a bit of the polish off compared to the studio counterparts.

If that’s not enough, where else are you going to hear Patrick play the drums (on rarely aired Japanese-only track “Had Enough”)? Or a Chris / Andrew duo playing a Wurlitzer led version of “Life Of A Working Girl”? How about ye olde “Dreaming Of You”? (Have I even played it since?). I’d also argue that Andrew’s drumming on the controversial “Pick It Up And Dial It” is worth the price alone. In keeping with the bootleg spirit, it’s an audience recording with a bit of a rough quality….but I trust it won’t distract from enjoying the rocking proceedings.

Once again, this limited edition, hand-numbered LP comes packaged in a 70′s style heavy-stock white jacket with a risographed wrap around outer sleeve. The insert this time is a recreation of a charming Japanese fan letter and the concert is pressed onto Japanese-flag-white vinyl with a red label just in case you forget where this whole thing was laid down over 10 years ago!

Also, the record comes with a high quality digital download (mp3 or FLAC) of the whole LP, as well as 4 bonus tracks from the show (“Deeper Than Beauty”, “The Lines You Amend”, “People Of The Sky” and “Money City Maniacs”) that we just couldn’t jam onto the vinyl. Hope you all dig it as much as I dug the green tea soft serve ice cream.

Arigato ne!
Jay


Shows

Date City Venue Country
Tue 7 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Sudbury, ON Townehouse Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Wed 8 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Thunder Bay, ON The Outpost Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Tickets available from local outlets
Fri 10 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in St. Paul, MN Turf Club United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sat 11 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Winnipeg, MB The Pyramid Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sun 12 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Regina, SK The Lazy Owl Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Tue 14 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Saskatoon, SK O’Briens Event Centre Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+.
Wed 15 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Calgary, AB Commonwealth Bar Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Thu 16 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Edmonton, AB Dinwoodie Lounge Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Fri 17 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Kelowna, BC Flashbacks Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sat 18 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sun 19 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Portland, OR Star Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Mon 20 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Wed 22 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Thu 23 October http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets

Releases

  • Sloan-HC-art-cover-1-front

    Hardcore 7″ + Covers

    2013
  • sloan__94212_zoom

    Twice Removed – Deluxe Edition

    2012
  • aus99

    Australia 1999

    2012
  • Isthatalliget

    Is That All I Get?

    2011
  • sloanjpg-5fb6263b5fe1bdb0-1

    The Double Cross

    2011
  • B-Sides-Win_600_square-500x500

    B Sides Win: Extras, Bonus Tracks and B-Sides 1992-2008

    2010
  • Sloan_Hit

    Hit & Run

    2009
  • mzi.nwklytcc.1200x1200-75

    Parallel Play

    2008
  • Sloan_never_hear_the_end_of_it

    Never Hear the End of It

    2006
  • A Sides Win: Singles 1992-2005

    A Sides Win: Singles 1992–2005

    2005
  • Action Pact

    Action Pact

    2003
  • pt

    Pretty Together

    2001
  • btb

    Between The Bridges

    1999
  • img552

    4 Nights at the Palais Royale

    1999
  • nb

    Navy Blues

    1998
  • One Chord

    One Chord to Another

    1996
  • tr

    Twice Removed

    1994
  • smeared

    Smeared

    1992
  • Peppermint EP cover

    Peppermint

    1992
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