The Trews release Hope & Ruin - watch video

The Trews' fourth full-length studio album, Hope & Ruin, due out on The Trews Records on April 12, 2011, is a level-raising evolution for the Toronto-based rock band with two gold records, 10 top-10 singles and 800-plus concerts logged.

The Trews release Hope & Ruin

After wrapping up the first leg of touring for 2009's Acoustic - Friends & Total Strangers retrospective, the Trews found themselves with time off and a blank canvas in front of them for the first time in years. The band decided to retreat to Tragically Hip's fabled Bathhouse Studio's, which is a an old converted lake house just outside of Kingston, Ontario.

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Recorded live-off-the-floor, they captured lightning in a bottle, resulting in a sound that is raw, electric and igniting. Of course, the ripping rockers that have made front man Colin MacDonald; his brother, guitarist John-Angus; their cousin, drummer Sean Dalton; and long-time friend, bassist Jack Syperek one of Canada's top live acts are still present with the heavy "The World I Know," unrelenting "Misery Loves Company" and pummeling "People of the Deer."

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"We haven't forgotten how to rock, but there's new ground being covered," says Colin.

The Trews have never made an album in the manner in which they recorded Hope & Ruin, and it's an album they never could've made before now.

There's a certain connection, comfort and intuition that's needed to write and record in such an off-the-cuff, inspired manner. And that takes years to develop.

As the "Hope & Ruin" single continues to climb up the Active Rock charts in the Trews native Canada (currently at #7), the band is receiving accolades from around the globe.

Performer Magazine in the U.S. claims that "The Trews are, without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation" and upon their departure from their Australian tour this month, famous native and rock affectionado Russell Crowe tweeted "Bon Voyage @thetrews hope you make it back to Australia soon. They came, they saw, they rocked".

The Trews will be touring the U.S. this Spring.

"Big riffs, bigger hooks, anthemic choruses-Canadian alt-rockers The Trews bring all of that and more" - Guitar Edge Magazine

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The Trews Official Website

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