[Frequent contributor Juliette Jagger was on the case for Noisey/Vice. – AC]
Longevity is the mark of a true artist. If you can manage to stay afloat for 20 years, particularly here in Canada, you’re onto something. That definitely holds true when it comes to Halifax’s legendary Sloan, who are coming up upon the release of their 11th studio album, Commonwealth, September 9th via Yep Roc Records. A double release that sees each member of the band taking the reigns on their very own album side, Commonwealth clearly reflects the abilities of four separate and solid songwriters––something that has taken the members of Sloan from their roots in Halifax all the way to Toronto and from college radio to the forefront of 90’s Canadian rock and beyond.
We caught up with the band late last week to talk about what sparked the idea for a double album, the nature of the Canadian music industry and how it has changed, as well as how they keep things fresh and interesting for themselves after 20 long years in the business.