The Sadies – Colder Streams [Blue] (LP, US)

18 November 2022 Yep Roc
01. Stop and Start
02. Message to Belial
03. More Alone
04. So Far for So Few
05. All the Good
06. No One’s Listening
07. You Should Be Worried
08. Better Yet
09. Cut Up High and Dry
10. Ginger Moon
11. End Credits
VIEW:
NOTES:
The Sadies – Colder Streams album, first edition LP pressed on ice blue vinyl (limited to 2,000 copies worldwide), also available on CD and black vinyl.

Features a guest appearance by Jon Spencer on ‘No One’s Listening’.

Pre-Order here: https://thesadies.bandcamp.com/album/colder-streams

A photograph of Jon Spencer at The Sadies Studio, Montréal, Québec, Canada (30 May 2019) was posted online.

“The Sadies – Colder Streams anti-bio
By Dallas Good, October 2021

‘Colder Streams’ is, by far, the best record that has ever been made by anyone. Ever.

As we all know, the ‘press release’ is a tool meant to announce and promote a new recording project. A jaded and unreliable sales-pitch at best, the usual ‘bio’ invariably attempts to describe the project in question as some sort of second coming. But how do you sell sounds? The critics’ voice must be heard at all costs, but this is something else entirely. Obviously, this is an ad.

Knowing what you’re getting is all anyone really wants to know. The details of how the recording is made might be interesting, but they aren’t exactly crucial to the listening process. In our case, comparisons can be misleading too, because The Sadies don’t really fit tidily into any genre, or even sub-genre. We aren’t really ‘pre or post’ anything and we don’t have the right hair-cuts or hats for any particular scene. Can’t really call us modern or retro either. We certainly don’t claim to have re-invented the wheel. We just are. And have been for a very long time. So, all that matters is the music itself, right?

After making so many records, some things get easier. Most things do not. But just because it’s harder doesn’t mean it isn’t better. I think it’s gotten easier to know when we are onto something and that’s in no small part due to working with Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire/Belle Orchestre) as producer. We put in a lot of hard work but he always made it easy and fun. This is, of course, totally irrelevant to your listening experience.

We began this recording well over a year before the plague began and completed it in June 2021. The studio we worked at in Quebec is perfectly calibrated to our claustrophobia. It was mostly engineered by Pietro Amato (Belle Orchestre/etc.), who is great at everything he does when he’s not doing something else. Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer!!!) was kind enough to intervene and rescue a song for us. My folks play on it. There was a church™ involved. Curfews were broken. Borders were crossed stealthily. Sean did all of the artwork. Travis and Mike did a lot of driving. I did the bio.

‘Colder Streams’ is a record made with love by loved ones. The Sadies have released a lot of records. This is one of them.

Do any bands make their best work this far along in their career? I can think of artists who still make great music after all these years, but their best? Yet, here we are and that’s what I’m accusing us of. I think it’s our best but I’ve been wrong before. All I ask is that you listen to a few songs and decide for yourself what it sounds like. If you like it, you’ll know what to do. But my description of the music would just be punishing for the both of us.

I guess all that really needs to be said here is that if you like The Sadies, you will definitely want to get ‘Colder Streams’. If you disliked or felt indifferent towards The Sadies, you will definitely want to get ‘Colder Streams’. If you’ve never heard The Sadies and yet you’re still reading, you too will definitely want to get ‘Colder Streams’.

But unfortunately, it’s sold out.”

SONG CREDITS:
The Sadies are:
Mike Belitsky: drums
Sean Dean: bass
Dallas Good: vocals, guitars
Travis Good: vocals, guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin

All songs written by The Sadies (sadiesmusic / SOCAN)

Produced: Richard Reed Parry

All songs recorded and mixed by Pietro Amato at Skybarn, Montreal, QC except:

Songs #7 and #11 recorded and mixed by Michael ‘The Düber’ Dubue with assistant engineering and catering by Erin Flynn at Studio Cimetière, Quyon, QC

Parents recorded by Tim Vesely at The Woodshed, Toronto, ON

Mastered by Peter J. Moore at The Eroom
Managed by Jude, Susan and Amanda at Starfish Entertainment

01. Stop and Start

02. Message to Belial
Backing Vocals: Richard Reed Parry

03. More Alone

04. So Far for So Few
Backing Vocals: Margaret Good

05. All the Good
Backing Vocals: Margaret Good
Autoharp: Bruce Good

06. No One’s Listening
Backing Vocals: Richard Reed Parry
Fuzz Guitar: Jon Spencer

07. You Should Be Worried
Recorded / Mixed: Michael ‘The Düber’ Dubue with assistant engineering and catering by Erin Flynn at Studio Cimetière, Quyon, QC

08. Better Yet

09. Cut Up High and Dry

10. Ginger Moon
Backing Vocals: Richard Reed Parry

11. End Credits
Marxophone / Mellotron Wine Glasses / etc.: Michael Dubue
Recorded / Mixed: Michael ‘The Düber’ Dubue with assistant engineering and catering by Erin Flynn at Studio Cimetière, Quyon, QC

SLEEVE NOTES:
[unknown]
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: Sean Dean
Layout: Justin Ellsworth

BARCODE: [unknown]

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: [unknown]
B: [unknown]

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