Posted in music on July 30, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Sloan return this fall with Commonwealth, their 11th album. It has a playing card motif with each of the four members getting their own suit and side to the double album. You may have already heard Patrick "Shamrock" Pentland's riff-rocking "Keep Swinging (Downtown)" and now we get a track from Jay "Diamond" Ferguson's side. "Cleopatra" might be the album's standout cut, cramming in a crazy amount of hooks into its 2:42 length. Stream it below.

Commonwealth is out September 7. Pre-orders are on sale now, including a deluxe edition that includes a signed print and a deck of Sloan playing cards.

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Sloan - "Cleopatra"

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Tags: Sloan

Comments (5)

I swear to christ, One Chord to Another must have been a complete fluke. Everything this band has put out since that record has been bland shit for anemic white people. They should have just named this album "For People with Toothpick Arms."

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 11:49 AM

Oh look, it's the "Angry at Sloan" guy again... Did Chris Murphy bang your girlfriend on the Navy Blues tour?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:53 PM

One Chord to Another isn't even their best album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 1:32 PM

12:53 Not to my knowledge, but I probably wouldn't care 15 years later. I just have a problem with jukebox bands. Those dudes haven't had an even remotely original idea in their entire career.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 3:15 PM

3:15 Yet, this track sounds fresher than most of the disposable Hipster stuff we're hit with on a daily basis. Go figure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:14 PM

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