Sam Roberts Band’s NEW ALBUM TerraForm is coming October 28th!

Behold! This is the cover of TerraForm, the long-awaited seventh album from SAM ROBERTS BAND.

Sam Roberts Band Terraform

STOP YOUR LIFE, and go pre-order this record right now. You’ll get TerraForm the title track, and it’s just the most beautiful wall of sound ever. We’ve got a release date – October 28th –  we’ve got the title track, and we’ve got this track listing  . . .

1. TerraForm
2. FIEND
3. If You Want It
4. Black Spark
5. Roll With The Spirits
6. Ritual Dance
7. Tourist Trap
8. Rogue Empire
9. Lake Effect
10. The House Inside
11. Spring Fever

Beyond the amazing news of a beautifully official release date and a gorgeous new song, we’ve also got NEW TOUR DATES – SRB is bringing their flawless live game and NEW RECORD to eleven cities across Quebec, Atlantic Canada (with Adam Baldwin!), and the Eastern US in November, and tickets are ON SALE NOW. (Check the band’s FB for the most complete listings, including the American dates).

We don’t know much about TerraForm yet, but here’s what Sam said in the Universal press release:

“Terraforming is the concept going to another planet and making it viable and livable for humans.  But in a sense, for this record it can be seen as planting the seeds for that sort renewal in your own life – that regardless how much you have broken the parts your life along the way, there is always a chance to start over.”

And here’s what he told  The Leader-Post before the band’s triumphant return to Regina Folk Fest in July:

“In terms of this record, like the nature of it, I really think that it’s very much an album and not just a collection of songs. It’s meant to be listened to from start to finish. I think in some ways, part of the inspiration behind it, was to make a bit of a musical journey in a way — something that would induce a state of mind that you occupy for the duration of the album — I hope that people hear it and listen to it in that way.” 

TerraForm the title track is THE perfect start to any musical journey, and a start-to-finish listen is exactly how I’d describe my very, very most favourite SRB album Chemical City.

Now go pre-order TerraForm the album, because TerraForm the song will blow your mind and steal your heart all at the same time. If you haven’t heard this song yet, brace yourself.

And if you haven’t seen the TerraForm merchandise yet, then you better sit down.

There’s two (2) limited edition records – a glow-in-the-dark limited press from samrobertsband.com, and there’s also a translucent splatter limited press from Paper Bag Records. Only 500 of each record will be available – unless you enjoy hunting limited edition vinyl down when it’s nearly impossible to find (trust me – you do not), your best bet is ordering right now before everything sells out.

There’s a box set and a t-shirt and a signed guitar and a lithograph and it’s enough to satisfy even the most raging of SRB addictions, including my own. All this fun stuff is available on the band’s website.

Perhaps most importantly, all this delicious pre-order swag comes with a pre-sale access code for tickets to select dates on SRB’s upcoming TerraForm tour, and this will come in handy later.

TerraForm is available October 28, and the tour kicks off November 2 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

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NEW Sam Roberts Band! IF YOU WANT IT is finally here!

And just like that, the summer of #SRBLP6 started on Saturday with the release of IF YOU WANT IT, the tremendous new single from Sam Roberts Band we’ll hear absolutely everywhere this summer.

If You Want It

This is not a REVIEW of SRB’s new single IF YOU WANT IT, because a review would be silly. I’ve got a raging SRB addiction, and I wear my heart on the sleeve of my Canadian tuxedo when it comes to those guys and their music.

This is a CELEBRATION of SRB’s new single IF YOU WANT IT, because if early signs are any indicator, this infectious sing-and-dance-along gem just might become the song of the summer.

If I may be so bold, I would like to throw the term “perfect Sam Roberts Band song” out there. If you don’t like it, you can send it right back, BUT judging by the overwhelmingly positive response on social media this weekend, absolutely everybody wants IF YOU WANT IT.

From the Twitter . . .

In Ontario, good taste runs in the family  . . .    Tweet_Shannon And our American friends will hold out as long as it takes for iTunes to give up the goods:Tweet_Karen In other news, the merch demands started already, because that’s what happens when the artwork is so rad.

It would be impossible for the mad, mad fan love to burn any brighter on the band’s Facebook page. Here’s a random sample, but it’s all exactly like this . . .
If You Want It Facebook

There’s also no way I can keep up with the Facebook views, and the shares are endless, too.

No official #SRBLP6 release date yet, but after this weekend’s beautifully flawless release (Apple Music! Beats 1! The Strombo Show!) of such a ridiculously impressive first jam, it’s probably best we’ve got some time to brace ourselves before we hear anything else.

Until then, you can download IF YOU WANT IT on iTunes, and if you use Apple Music, you can relive the song’s premiere on The Strombo Show over and over again.

Your first possible chance to hear IF YOU WANT IT live – if it makes Sam’s setlist, of course – is this Thursday at Winnipeg Folkfest.

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IF YOU WANT IT debuts on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio TODAY!

The Sam Roberts Band is revealing their brand new jam IF YOU WANT IT to the whole entire world with Apple Music and Strombo today, and it’s all so perfectly perfect I can barely make my words.

This isn’t your standard episode of The Strombo Show. It isn’t even your standard, extra-special Canada Day episode of The Strombo Show. Today’s date with our boyfriend George starts off the first-ever Canadian takeover of Apple Music’s radio station Beats 1, and this takeover gloriously includes the debut of the long-awaited first single from #SRBLP6.

A debut on Beats 1 is a big deal because it means the SRB’s new single will be streamed to Apple Music listeners in more than a hundred countries around the world this weekend.

Takeover The New Canada Strombo If You Want It

It’s also the first of five Canadian takeovers set for Beats 1 on Saturdays in the month of July, all designed to share our best and brightest musical exports – like those national treasures the SRB, for example – with the rest of the world.

If you’re dying to hear IF YOU WANT IT, listen to Apple Music’s Beats 1 at 2pm EST / Noon MT today.

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Sam Roberts Band just shot a video for their NEW SINGLE

We must be closer than ever to new music from Sam Roberts Band, because our beloved SRB just filmed a music video for the first single off their new record this weekend.

The SRB’s new (!!!!) single is called IF YOU WANT IT, and here are some very mysterious photos from the SRB’s video shoot on Sunday at Pie In The Sky Studios in Toronto . . .

Video Shoot_Eric

Video Shoot_James

Video Shoot_Dave

Video Shoot_Sam

Video Shoot_Josh

My mind is still kinda blown from watching videos of Sam crowd surfing his way across Ontario this weekend, and my video production knowledge is very limited / non-existent, but if that’s green screen, anything is possible. Also, I counted exactly five (5) members of the SRB in these photos – does this mean we’re returning to the days of I Feel You, when videos featured the entire band?

And if there’s a green screen, what can we expect for visuals? What about special effects? When will we see the video? And when will we hear the single on the radio, exactly?

So many questions! So few answers! Only SRB knows for sure.

All I know is a delightfully official hashtag appeared online Sunday, and we’ve gotta be close if there’s an official hashtag, right? I sure hope so, because the summer of #SRBLP6 can’t get here fast enough for me.

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If You Want An Update On The New Sam Roberts Band Album . . .

Good news if you’re not-so-patiently waiting to hear new music from the Sam Roberts Band.

The wait is almost over.

This is not a fantasy, lo or otherwise. This is straight from Sam himself – I’m just repeating what he told Jack FM’s Rick Lee in this interview about the SRB’s free show at Sun Peaks on July 8th.

It’s a good interview. If you didn’t get the chance to listen yet, here are some of the things Sam and Rick talked about . . . 

Sam is listening to the master of the new record before it’s forever and ever.

Their new single is going out to radio in the “NEXT FEW WEEKS” (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

This single will be the first song the SRB “pull out of the bag” and play live.

We’ll hear the rest of the record live when the SRB tour starts this fall.

Tl;dr: NEW SINGLE, NEW RECORD, AND NEW TOUR? Yes, yes, and yes! 

There’s a longer version of the interview right here. It covers other important stuff, like Father’s Day and Game of Thrones and a gender-neutral Canadian anthem.

And that free Sun Peaks show? There’s more info here, and you can buy Front of Stage Access tickets – if you’re into that kinda thing – here, too.

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