The Trews have released their sixth studio album, Civilianaires, today, September 14th, 2018, via Cadence Recordings. Civilianaires is the band's most fearless record yet with personal and political lyrics driven by a refreshing new sound.
With multiple radio hits drawn from their previous albums, plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective, The Trews are among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative rock bands. The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton/Toronto-based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley - songwriters all - has won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs.
The Trews approached Civilianaires, their electrifying and wildly original follow-up to 2014’s The Trews, the way a contractor tackles a kitchen reno: tearing things down to the studs, then building out piece by new piece. “We’re almost in existential-crisis-mode if we don’t have new songs we’re excited about,” guitarist/songwriter John-Angus MacDonald says, “With us it’s always ‘What’s next?’ We’re most galvanized while we’re creating. And this new album is a completely fresh take on what we’ve done before.”
Civilianaires features production credits from up and comer Derek Hoffman (The Elwins, Seaway) and the legendary Bob Rock. The band also worked alongside Max Kerman from Arkells, who co-wrote and co-produced the album’s second single "Vintage Love," along with a co-write with Serena Ryder on the title track.
The band are currently winding down their summer tour and the official US release celebration for Civilianaires will be on October 2nd at New York’s City Winery. The band will be back on the road in early 2019 in support of the album.
More information: www.TheTrewsMusic.com