by Bill Pearis

Sloan

Canadian rock vets Sloan's new album, Commonwealth, is out this week via YepRoc. As mentioned, it gives each of the four members a side of the double-LP to do with as they please. In drummer Andrew Scott's case, that's means a pretty amazing 18-minute song suite, "Forty-Eight Portraits," that includes callbacks to some of his old Sloan songs (plus a children's choir!). You can stream the whole album over at Pitchfork advance.

The band are touring this fall and while the whole trek hasn't been announced, East Coast dates include a stop in NYC on November 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (9/10) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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Sloan - Carried Away

Sloan - 2014 Tour Dates
10/10: Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
10/19: Portland, OR - Star Theatre
10/20: Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
10/22: San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
10/23: Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theatre
11/12: NYC - Bowery Ballroom