“Working-Class Poets” (Rolling Stone) The Tragically Hip Craft an Ode to Everyman On New Album

PRESS RELEASE: “Working-Class Poets” (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, ‘We are the Same’ reconciles melancholy, anger, and optimism amid driving guitars and unforgettable melodies, epitomizing what Rolling Stone called The Hip’s “boundless ambition in making honest rock & roll.”

The easygoing, country-inflected opening track, “Morning Moon,” follows a man’s search for “one little thing to make you feel better” in the course of the day. The infectious “Coffee Girl” reminisces over a “beautiful and disaffected” diner waitress, while the driving, mandolin-tinged “Queen of the Furrows” professes love for a quiet but industrious farmhand.

Listen to “Morning Moon” here: http://www.myspace.com/thetragicallyhip

As with their critically-acclaimed 2007 album ‘World Container,’ ‘We Are The Same’ was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crüe), who orchestrated the dense sonic textures that surround these tales of love, aspiration, and struggle. Hip frontman Gordon Downie told the Calgary Herald that “I’ve met a lot of mystics and oracles of the production world, but I’ve never met anyone like Bob Rock.”

‘We Are The Same’ is the twelfth studio album from the Kingston, Ontario quintet, and plans are in the works for a spring/ summer U.S. tour.