Canadian legends the Tragically Hip have made their return with Saskadelphia.
The new album, which marks their first full-length release since frontman Gord Downie passed away in 2017, is made up of previously unreleased material from the 1990s. While five of the tracks were recorded in New Orleans during the recording sessions for Road Apple, and the other tune is a live recording dating back to 2000.
“We didn’t know what was there, so this meant baking them and listening to them as they were being transferred,” drummer Johnny Fay adds. “Hearing them for the first time in 30 years was crazy.”
Stream Saskadelphia below.
According to a press release, “Saskadelphia” is a term that the band created when referring to their extensive touring in the early ’90s.
Lead photo courtesy of Jim Herrington.