Those who know me know I have a thing for Canadian hotties. Really. (Yes, Shelia Taylor, this includes a few hockey players.)
I also have a thing for Canadian rockers. One set of them, in particular. The Trews. (Thank you, Will Hoge, for the gift of introducing me to these guys!) It’s like some Canadian mother gave birth to a southern rock band. They’re incredible – guitar heavy rock n’ roll at it’s finest. And no one sounds like Colin. I could listen to him sing all day. If you don’t know this band, just go pick up a track or two to see why you should own all their records. I recommend “Makin’ Sunshine” or “Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me” from their album Den of Thieves, or “Gun Control” and ” Ocean’s End” from No Time for Later. Or, if you prefer acoustic, you can get some of those same tracks and a killer song called “Sing Your Heart Out” from their Acoustic Friends & Total Strangers record. They don’t often tour in the U.S., and even less in the Southeastern U.S., so it’s somehow miraculous that I’ve had the opportunity to see them live…but I have, once, and they do not disappoint.
Anyway, news of their new record, Hope & Ruin, has been all over their Twitter lately, and while I don’t know for sure if it will be out in the U.S. on this date, it’s slated for release on April 12th. You can already get the single in Canada, but not yet in the U.S., so if some lovely Canuck wants to take pity on a poor American girl and send it to me, I’ll gladly send you the $1.08 or whatever it costs in Canada to buy a single on iTunes. I digress… I’m just really excited about this record. Been listening to their track-by-track video discussions on YouTube and everything sounds SO good.
Can we speed up the clock just a little bit?