Sam Roberts Band’s New Album ‘Collider’ Out Today, Plus Free Download

Music

Now and then, a new album comes across our desks that moves various staff members to gather in the hall and rave.  The Sam Roberts Band‘s fourth album has us all talking.

[worldnow id=4037899 width=385 height=288 type=video]
Sam Roberts “Love at the End of the World”


On a very hot summer day in 2009, Marty Lennartz spent some choice moments with Sam Roberts backstage at Lollapalooza.

[worldnow id=4037891 width=385 height=288 type=video]
Sam Roberts “Words & Fire”


For Sam Roberts Band “Collider,” the band left Montreal for Chicago to record in Bucktown.  And like Iron and Wine before them, they became enamored of local heroes Califone.  Califone’s Ben Massarella and another local musician, Stuart Bogie of Antibalas, both joined Sam’s band for the “Collider” sessions.  A sharply observant songwriter with a keen edge, Sam Roberts takes into the small hours with a song called “Graveyard Shift.”

The album opens with “Last Crusade,” a rollicking shuffle that remains one of the best things I’ve heard this year. Download it for free.


Download More Free MP3s

Listen To Full Albums

Connect with XRT on Facebook