Published Aug 25, 2014After issuing their Shapeless Art EP in 2013, Kingston, ON rock crew the Glorious Sons are jumping into the full-length format with their first proper LP, The Union. The group's debut album arrives September 16 through Black Box Music.
Like Shapeless Art, the upcoming 11-song outing found the band hitting the studio with the Trews' John-Angus MacDonald to produce a series of "honest and heartfelt songs touching on themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption." In addition to previously issued tracks "Mama" and "White Noise," the album is said to feature "fist-pumping drivers" ("Hard Times") and the "chaotic" title track.
Down below, you'll find first single "Heavy," a brawny, Bud-swilling blues-rock number.
"With this album, I wanted to create a feeling of nostalgia that would make people look back and wonder what they had missed," vocalist Brett Emmons explained in a statement. "When I picked up my first guitar, I couldn't help but sing. When I started singing, I couldn't help but write. All I want is for people to hear this album, because I feel like we've been writing it our whole lives."
In addition to The Union's tracklisting, you'll find info on the Glorious Sons' upcoming tour schedule supporting Aussie outfit Airbourne down below.
1. Man Made Man
3. Hard Times
5. White Noise
6. The Contender
8. The Union
10. Lover Under Fire
09/13 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
09/15 Kelowna, BC - Flashbacks*
09/16 Kamloops, BC - Cactus Jacks*
09/18 Banff, AB - Wild Bill's*
09/19 Calgary, AB - Cowboy's Casino*
09/20 Red Deer, AB - Wild Bill's Roadhouse*
09/23 Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's*
09/24 Medicine Hat, AB - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre*
09/25 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite*
09/27 Lloydminster, AB - The Kooler*
09/29 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre*
09/30 Regina, SK - The Owl*
10/02 Winnipeg, MB - The Oak*
10/03 Brandon, MB - The 40*
10/04 Thunder Bay, ON - Crock's*
10/06 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*
10/08 Kitchener, ON - Dallas Nightclub*
10/09 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*
10/10 London, ON - Norma Jean's*
11/11 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks*
10/15 Kingston, ON - The Ale House*
10/16 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre*
10/17 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Du Capitole*
10/19 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Club*
* with Airbourne