Sam Roberts Band Get Ready To Release "Collider"

posted May 3, 2011

Sam Roberts Band Get Ready To Release "Collider"

In support of their upcoming album "Collider," out May 10th on Zoë/Rounder Records, the Sam Roberts Band are offering the first single The "Last Crusade" for free download. Known for an enthralling and exuberant live show (one that has captivated both critics and fans and earned them a reputation as a must see live band,) the Sam Roberts Band will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning May 16th.

Joined by Califone percussionist Ben Massarella and Antibalas woodwind wizard Stuart Bogie, "Collider" reinterprets, without tampering, the spirit of the band's classic pop song craft and infectious melodies that countless critics fell in love with. Immediately apparent on the album's colossal opening track "The Last Crusade," which begins as a simmering soul shuffle before gradually intensifying into a brass-blasted Afro-funk blowout.

Fans can get an inside look at the recording sessions with this assemblage of behind the scenes home movies put together by the band.

Along with NPR, USA Today, The New York Times, Associated Press, Daytrotter, Blender and more, Esquire Magazine hails the Sam Roberts Band will "make you evangelical about rock, because this is what it's supposed to sound like." The Wall Street Journal goes on to say the band "has an ear attuned to grand, melodic hooks and a sound like Tom Petty fronting The Strokes" while Relix Magazine adds they've "found a way to blend addictive melodicism with a focus that gives nods to the best of Britpop, garage rock and more."

Developed through years of non-stop touring and three critically acclaimed albums, "Collider," with its impressive range and undeniable vigor, sees the Sam Roberts Band doing what all great bands do - furthering their artistic scope with each successive effort.

Audio: Sam Roberts Band - "The Last Crucade"

TOUR DATES (more to be announced):

  • May 16th Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC
  • May 18th Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY
  • May 20th Brighton Hall Boston, MA
  • May 24th The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
  • May 25th The Independent San Francisco, CA
  • May 26th Mississippi Studios Portland OR
  • May 28th Malkin Bowl Vancouver BC
  • May 29th Sasquatch! Festival The Gorge OR
  • June 3rd Massey Hall Toronto ON
  • June 4th Massey Hall Toronto ON
  • June 6th First Ave Minneapolis MN
  • June 7th Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
  • June 8th St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI