The Sadies come from a rich pedigree; Dallas and Travis Good descended from a father and uncles who are members of the Canadian Country Hall of Fame group The Good Brothers. And like other traits passed down from generation to generation –dry wit, sharp features, heart disease –country folk nuances are at the core of The Sadies, albeit fueled by punk abandon and retrofitted with surf guitar.
New Seasons, the band’s fifth release and first in two years, delivers blurry-eyed concision that only age and evolution can induce. Sustained guitar steers “The Trial” down condemnation’s trail; “The Last Inquisition #4” brims with Rolling Stones’ spunk and garage abandon, and its sequel, “The Last Inquisition #5,” finds solace through a melodic haze.
New Seasons is a confluence of the past and present, The Sadies ever-present nostalgia and a warm folk feel framed by distant thunderheads of sound, the undercurrents surfacing in cresting melody and rustic exhilaration.
New Seasons is out now on Yep Roc Records.