1/24/2011 5:00:00 PM
Hamilton, Ontario’s favourite sons THE REASON are set to release their third album Fools on August 24 through Anthem/Warner Music Canada. Produced by Steven Haigler (Pixies, Brand New, Quicksand) in North Carolina’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio, the passionate confidence that exudes in the eleven songs that comprise Fools is the maturity of a band that has finally found its true voice.
The Reason is Adam White (vocals, guitar), James Nelan (keyboards, vocals, guitar), Jeremy Widerman (guitar, vocals), Ronson, (bass) and Steve Kiely (drums, percussion). Drawn together in early 2003 by their love of music and the impetus to forge their own musical path, the powerhouse quintet first caught the attention of audiences and music critics across Canada with the release of their debut album Ravenna (2004) and a killer live-show. Coming off the release of Ravenna, the band managed to steer clear of being pigeon-holed into the screamo genre flavour of the day, staying focused on the goal of crafting memorable songs with incredibly hooky guitar lines. The band’s undeniable growing songwriting prowess led them down a seemingly new musical path brimming with a more multi-dimensional sound with the release of their sophomore album Things Couldn’t Be Better in 2007.
“Although the album was called Things Couldn’t Be Better, to be honest, things weren’t that great,” White laments. Two romantic transitions, one management shuffle -- to legendary SRO Management no less -- and one new drummer later, The Reason has regrouped, taken reality by the gonads and churned out a stunning new album with Fools, propelled by the electrifying first single “The Longest Highway Home.”
“Usually I picture the end result of something and it’s always different,” Adam White admits. “Fools came out exactly how I pictured it in my mind, from the artwork to the way it sounds. It sounds exactly like us.”