The Sadies
The Sadies Ladies and gents, steel your beings for the twin guitar sensory assault of Canada's masters of all things rock, surf, country, psychedelic, and otherwise on their first ever live album -- two discs featuring over 40 tracks! Recorded by none other than Steve Albini on soft, supple analog two-inch tape! Featuring a cavalcade of melodious compatriots. Neko Case! Gary Louris of The Jayhawks! Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray! The Good Brothers w/ Margaret Good! Maud Marie and Garth Hudson of The Band! Jon Langford! Kelly Hogan! The Unintended! Blue Rodeo! Andre Ethier and Maxwell McCabe-Lokos! More or less The Sadies' entire immediate family. In regard to the Sadies' musical stylings, Pitchfork deems them "stylistically and sonically brilliant." Regarding their whirlwind live shows, the UK Guardian gasps, "They play almost 30 songs with barely a pause for breath." And regarding the prospects of corralling all of these people under one roof to record their first-ever double live album, The Sadies say, "If it blows up in our face, it'll still be one of the best things we've ever done in our lives."