Friday, May 6, 2011

Sam Roberts Band Drops "Latitude", Featuring Lizzie Powell of Land Of Talk

We don't know a ton about Sam Roberts Band, but apparently they're quite the to-do in Quebec, and we really should be better educated. That being said, we do know that we love us some Land Of Talk. So, when it came to our attention that Lizzie Powell had decided to lend vocals to a track from the band's new record Collider, we decided to check it out.

In our minds, Lizzie can do no wrong, so we weren't exactly surprised when "Longitude" turned out to be a killer rock track, not so far divorced from Land of Talk or Broken Social Scene. Driven by a straight ahead drum beat, the track is a duet through and through, with nice atmospheric layering of synths underpinning a classic guitar rock sound.

The track (which you can check below) is pretty damn engaging, enough so that we're psyched to hear what the rest of the record has to offer. What's more, the band is on tour, and will be making national stops over the next couple of weeks. We may just have to see just want those Canadians are so damned excited about.

Sam Roberts Band Summer 2011 Dates
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