- Released: October 2, 2007
- Label: Yep Roc Records
Rolling Stone - p.134
"[H]ere they build fresh, bracing psychedelia from the paisley-tremolo guitars of the '65 Charlatans and the fine whine and tight-curl licks of the '68-'69 Byrds."
Uncut - p.1214 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he lissom guitars of brothers Dallas and Travis Good still allow for thrilling detours, from hot-rod romps to modern takes on Mary Robbins' sagebrush ballads."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1044 stars out of 5
-- "[T]heir studio albums have been moving away from virtuoso instrumentals towards vocal songs, of which this album has some excellent examples."
- 2.The First Inquisition, Pt. 4
- 3.What's Left Behind
- 4.Sunset to Dawn
- 5.Yours to Discover
- 6.Anna Leigh
- 7.The Trial
- 8.My Heart of Wood
- 9.A Simple Aspiration
- 10.Wolf Tones
- 11.Never Again
- 12.The Land Between
- 13.The Last Inquisition, Pt. 5
Personnel: Travis Good (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Dallas Good (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Gary Louris (guitar, background vocals); Brian Good (12-string guitar); Larry Good (banjo); Bruce Good (autoharp); Howe Gelb (piano); Mike Belitsky (drums); Muni Paco, Margaret Good (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Gary Louris.
Recording information: The Woodshed, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Photographer: Amanda Schenk.
Unknown Contributor Role: Muni Paco.
Country rockers the Sadies display such mastery with rootsy Americana that it's hard to believe they're from Canada. Be that as it may, they continue to impress, and 2007's NEW SEASONS is one of the stand-out gems in their already glowing catalogue.
The lovely harmonies of brothers Dallas and Travis Good are matched only by their guitar playing, which balances technical facility and eclecticism with economy and grace. There are shades of folk rock, bluegrass, and psychedelia here, but the Sadies bring it all together beautifully, thanks in large part to their excellent songwriting. NEW SEASONS is a luminous listen, and comes recommended to alt country fans of all stripes.