“100 Mph. Off the road and into the studio. This is what it sounds like for us. A friend in another band keeps telling us to ‘take care of ourselves’. I’m not sure we’re all that healthy. But we’re having the time of our lives. For however long that is, I don’t know. That’s what makes this so much fun. The illusion of freedom is enough. These are some stories I’ve heard. Some I’ve lived. Some we’ve all lived. I’m not sure how else to describe this album. Rock and Roll in 2019. September 13th.” – Brett Emmons, The Glorious Son
– Today, JUNO Award winners The Glorious Sons announce the worldwide release of their perceptive and insightful new album ‘A War On Everything’ – out September 13th on Black Box – a daring 14-track collection of stadium-ready, “dirty, sweaty rock” (Alternative Press), rife with devastating moments of vulnerability and searing insight into universal truths about anxiety, sadness and isolation in the 21st century.
Produced by Frederik Thaae (Kate Nash, Atlas Genius), and recorded at North of Princess studios in the group’s hometown of Kingston, ON, ‘A War On Everything’ marks the start of a new chapter for a band who in 2019 alone landed their first Billboard #1, played massive shows with The Rolling Stones and Twenty-One Pilots, and toured the U.S. with The Struts – and that’s just the beginning.
The Glorious Sons also release their new song “Pink Motel” today. On “Pink Motel,” frontman Brett Emmons ruminates on a failed relationship strained by material things – or lack thereof. “I wrote this song in response to my Ex claiming ‘we don’t have anything’ as she looked around my shitty apartment,” he says. “‘Pink Motel’ was my last effort to remind her of how meaningless everything was if we couldn’t get back to just her and I.”
“I think these days we all walk around over-stimulated, over-dependent, addicted, yearning for some magic way to isolate ourselves from the world and still be loved,” says Brett, and those themes penetrate the entirety of the album.
The Glorious Sons’ dangerous brand of rock and roll is on full display on ‘A War On Everything.’ From the kinetic intensity of “Panic Attack” to the frenzied “The Ongoing Speculation Into The Death Of Rock and Roll,” the album bursts with bulletproof energy and trenchant, brutally honest lyrics filled with rocking vivacity and universal appeal.
Loudwire named The Glorious Sons an up-and-coming rock band “you need to hear,” and Billboard has praised the band’s “infectious energy.” Their most recent single “Panic Attack” is currently #1 on the Canadian Active Rock chart and in the top 15 at US Active Rock.
Their fourth CRIA-certified GOLD single “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” spent a record-setting 64 weeks on the Canadian Rock Radio Charts and held the #1 spot at Rock Radio for 10 consecutive weeks in Canada in addition to 4 consecutive weeks at US Active Rock Radio earlier this year and remains one of the most played tracks at the format.
The Glorious Sons will tour extensively behind ‘A War On Everything,’ including forthcoming dates with The Struts at New York’s Pier 17, DC’s 9:30 club and more. They’ll play Osheaga next month, and in September, they’ll headline London, Ontario’s Parkjam, and Edmonton, Alberta’s Sonic Field Day along with a highly anticipated hometown show at Kingston’s 14,000-cap Richardson Memorial Stadium.