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Multi-platinum selling Canadian rockers Big Wreck are set to return with Grace Street, an album that continues to build on the creative momentum of their two previous JUNO-nominated releases, Ghosts and Albatross. Albatross featured a #1 hit song and 3 top ten singles at radio, and Ghosts garnered the highest charting position for the band in their career, hitting #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart, and #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.”

Co-produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the sonic diversity on Grace Street is indeed stunning. Heavy grooving tracks such as lead-off single “One Good Piece Of Me” and “Digging In” rub shoulders with the atmospheric “A Speedy Recovery” and the epic seven-minute instrumental “Skybunk Marché,” while other tracks feature added touches such as Miles Davis-style muted trumpet, wine glasses, a sample of a child’s heartbeat, and a Leslie speaker guitar solo recorded on a mountainside adjacent to Richardson’s B.C. studio.

But at the core of Grace Street are live off the floor performances by founding front man Ian Thornley on guitar and keyboards, accompanied by drummer Chuck Keeping and bassist Dave McMillan. (For Thornley, it was imperative to maintain the human element in every aspect of the sessions, resulting in a trip he feels no previous Big Wreck album has taken a listener on before.

Musically, I’m still searching for the stuff that turns me on and takes me somewhere,” he says. “You want to be brought to tears or have the hair on your neck stand up, and if the search for that takes you to new territory, then so be it. You have to follow. It’s like chasing a high, and Garth feels that just as much as we do.”

Big Wreck will be embarking on a North American tour with 31 Canadian dates from coast to coast starting at the end of January 2017.



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Fran says: February 3, 2022 at 10:33 am | Reply

I can’t wait to hear the album! Coming in soon to pick it up! I love BIG WRECK!!