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Sloan | Stiegl Hidden Studio Sessions

Canadian rock veterans Sloan released a new addition to their impressive and prolific discography this week with their twelfth studio album, 12. Since sparking the Canadian East Coast alternative scene of the early 90s, the band has spent the last quarter century amassing an incredible body of work, managing to stay together, to stay relevant, and making a case for Sloan to be considered one of Canada’s all-time greatest rock bands.

One of Canada’s longest-running and most prized bands, Sloan continues their democratic songwriting tradition on this record with three songs penned by each of the four core members of the band: Patrick Pentland with the soaring rock anthems, Chris Murphy with the playful, participatory sing-alongs, Jay Ferguson with the jaunty prog-pop gems, and Andrew Scott with the whimsical innerspace explorations. But rather than isolating themselves to work on their own tunes as they did on their last album, Commonwealth, this time they all collaborated on each other’s work.

Sloan paid us a visit in the Stiegl Hidden Studio to perform four songs from 12, with each member taking a turn on lead. Check out the session, and catch Sloan on tour (dates listed below.)

“The Day Will Be Mine”

“Spin Our Wheels”

“Right to Roam”

“Year Zero”


04/03 Sudbury, ON – Townehouse
04/04 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
04/05 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
04/06 Regina, SK – Turvey Centre
04/07 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
04/08 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill
04/09 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
04/11 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market
04/12 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/13 Medicine Hat, AB – The Silver Buckle
04/14 Fernie, AB – Fernie Resort
04/15 Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar
04/17 Campbell River, BC – Tidemark Theatre
04/18 Nanaimo, BC – The Port Theatre
04/19 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
04/20 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
04/21 Portland, OR – The Doug Fir
04/22 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
04/24 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
04/25 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Room
05/03 Halifax, NS – Marquee (ECMA festival)
05/05 Portland, ME – Empire
05/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/09 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
05/10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
05/11 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
05/19 Bala, ON – Kee to Bala
06/19 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/20 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
06/22 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room
06/23 Chicago, IL – Elbow Room
06/24 Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
06/27 Timmins, ON – Stars and Thunder Festival

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