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Sam Roberts Band Returns With New Album 'TerraForm'
Friday, August 12, 2016

Paper Bag Records is excited to announce the release of Sam Roberts Band's TerraForm on October 28, 2016! The album was produced by Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck (Walsh is also known for his production work with Alvvays, Viet Cong, and METZ) and Sam Roberts at the Bathouse Recording Studios near Kingston, ON.

After locking themselves in studio for the month of March, the group’s time and spirit lead to the collection of songs that make up TerraForm. Roberts explains, “Terraforming is the concept of 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 of renewal in your own life – that regardless of how much you have broken the parts of your life along the way, there is always a chance to start over.”

TerraForm is the sixth full-length album release since 2015’s Counting The Days EP and 2014’s album Lo-Fantasy. Roberts believes the key to the band’s longevity is their steadfast enthusiasm to stick to their artistic guns and consistently work to make a better album each time. Roberts emphasizes, “I think the challenge for our band is to still deliver the music with a sense of spontaneity, a sense of urgency and I think that when we go into a new record, we sort of loosen the grips of other people’s expectations and our own expectations.”

 

Order TerraForm on limited edition 2LP translucent splatter vinyl and signed CD here. Side D consists of a very cool 20 minute remix of the album's title track. Not to be missed. The album is also available on iTunes here .

Tracklisting:

SIDE A:

  1. TerraForm
  2. FIEND
  3. If You Want It
  4. Black Spark

SIDE B:

  1. Roll With The Spirits
  2. Ritual Dance
  3. Tourist Trap
  4. Rogue Empire

SIDE C:

  1. Lake Effect
  2. The House Inside
  3. Spring Fever

SIDE D:

  1. Initial Transmission From TerraForm Kepler-186f