Canada’s The Trews to Release Self-Titled Nettwerk Debut Digitally on April 22 — U.S. Tour in June

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Canadian rock band The Trews will release their new self-titled album on April 22nd via Nettwerk. The group has been around since 1998 and put out five studio albums to date, although this is the first time I had come across their material. The first single from the new album is called “What’s Fair Is Fair” and it’s led by a high flying riff and energetic vocals that caught my attention. Check out additional details about the release below, as well as a list of June tour dates that will take The Trews across the U.S.

New York, NY (April 4, 2014) – Since the release of their highly celebrated debut House of Ill Fame (2003), The Trews have gained a reputation as one of Canada’s most electrifying live Rock bands. Ten years, five studio albums and thousands of gigs in, the Ontario-based rockers are still going strong and are as willing as ever to break the mold. They release their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in the U.S. on April 22, 2014.

Produced by Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip) and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews, The Glorious Sons), The Trews (Nettwerk) is the band’s maiden release with new label Nettwerk, home to Passenger, Peter Murphy, Boy & Bear, Family of the Year and more. The album not only boasts a guest spot by Canadian songstress, Serena Ryder, but contributions from die-hard Trews fans on some tracks; just one of the perks available to fans who contributed to The Trews’ hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign. In addition to allowing loyal supporters unparalleled access to the band during the recording process and partially funding the record, the PledgeMusic campaign, which concludes on April 22, is an effort by The Trews to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada in honor of a friend who passed away from CF last year. Learn more about the PledgeMusic campaign HERE.

The blend of upbeat rockers and raw ballads on The Trews displays the foursome’s growth as songwriters and performers as never before, and nowhere more so than on “In the Morning” featuring Serena Ryder, and “65 Roses,” a song inspired by their close friend’s struggle with CF. The Trews blazing lead single “What’s Fair Is Fair” is out now on iTunes with the accompanying lyric video on YouTube and stream at Soundcloud.

The band will be touring the U.S. for a month-long run of shows starting in Pittsburgh on June 4, hitting the Northeast (Buffalo, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC) and Midwest (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville), ending in Toledo on June 28. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Trews have had 14 Top 10 singles on Rock radio, two Gold Certified albums and received numerous JUNO Award nominations. They’ve played well over 1,000 shows worldwide, both on their own and supporting legendary acts including The Rolling Stones, KISS, Robert Plant, Guns ‘n Roses, Kid Rock and Bruce Springsteen.


The Trews Tour Dates:
June 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Café
June 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
June 6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
June 7 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
June 9 – Watertown, NY – The Ballroom @ Savoy Downtown
June 10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
June 11 – New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Hard Rock Café
June 15 – Washington, DC – DC9
June 16 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
June 18 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
June 19 – Louisville, KY – The New Vintage Showcase
June 28 – Toledo, OH – Frankies Inner-City


“What’s Fair Is Fair”


The Trews – Track Listing
1 – Rise In The Wake
2 – Age of Miracles
3 – Permanent Love
4 – The Sentimentalist
5 – 65 Roses
6 – What’s Fair Is Fair
7 – Where There’s Love
8 – In The Morning
9 – New King
10 – Living The Dream
11 – Under The Sun

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