PRESS RELEASE: â€œWorking-Class Poetsâ€ (Rolling Stone) The Tragically Hip Craft an Ode to Everyman On New Album
The Tragically Hip have crafted a guitar-drenched ode to everyman on ‘We are the Same’, their new album out April 7 on Rounder Records.
Featuring relaxed tempos and a mix of electric and acoustic arrangements, â€˜We are the Sameâ€™ reconciles melancholy, anger, and optimism amid driving guitars and unforgettable melodies, epitomizing what Rolling Stone called The Hipâ€™s â€œboundless ambition in making honest rock & roll.â€
The easygoing, country-inflected opening track, â€œMorning Moon,â€ follows a manâ€™s search for â€œone little thing to make you feel betterâ€ in the course of the day. The infectious â€œCoffee Girlâ€ reminisces over a â€œbeautiful and disaffectedâ€ diner waitress, while the driving, mandolin-tinged â€œQueen of the Furrowsâ€ professes love for a quiet but industrious farmhand.
Listen to â€œMorning Moonâ€ here: http://www.myspace.com/thetragicallyhip
As with their critically-acclaimed 2007 album â€˜World Container,â€™ â€˜We Are The Sameâ€™ was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley CrÃ¼e), who orchestrated the dense sonic textures that surround these tales of love, aspiration, and struggle. Hip frontman Gordon Downie told the Calgary Herald that â€œIâ€™ve met a lot of mystics and oracles of the production world, but Iâ€™ve never met anyone like Bob Rock.â€
â€˜We Are The Sameâ€™ is the twelfth studio album from the Kingston, Ontario quintet, and plans are in the works for a spring/ summer U.S. tour.