The Souljazz Orchestra – House of Cards

Labels:Selective Hearing
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:05:10
From the Album:House of Cards
Formats:Alternative,Jazz,Triple A,World Music
Available Date & Time: Oct 31 2019 08:30:00 EDT


House of Cards

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New album Chaos Theories out now via Do Right! Music in Canada
9/10 Exclaim! (read)

Shout out to Noah at Live 88.5 in Ottawa for the hometown spins and Matt at X92.9/X100.7 for the spins on Xposure!

From Ottawa/Gatineau (CanCon)

3-time JUNO Award nominees

House of Cards has over 450,000 Spotify streams

Souljazz Orchestra has multiple tracks with over 1.5 million streams each

350,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify

Canadian Tour Dates in September and November (see below)

The Souljazz Orchestra return with a brand new studio album for our troubled times. Their 9th studio album, ‘Chaos Theories’, will be released on Do Right! on September 13th in Canada.

Always known for their uncompromising social and political messages, the Canadian collective hit harder than ever on 9 new tracks, outing the hypocrisy of modern day politics, police brutality in North America and the everyday struggle of the working man. Led by chief songwriter and arranger Pierre Chrètien, the band continue to evolve their sound, drawing on a broad palette from their trademark Latin, Afro and Caribbean styles to some of the UK’s political sounds of the early ‘80s, the era of The Clash, The Police, 2-Tone and frontline reggae.  "We were basically messing around with the idea of creating our own brand of 'Afro-punk', ” remembers Chrétien, “something with the aggressive, in-your-face energy of punk rock or free jazz, but still backed by the hypnotic, pulsating grooves of tropical music."

The album takes the listener from carefully targeted sonic missiles to more reflective thought-provoking moments. ‘Police The Police’ starts the offensive: “I wrote this after my neighbour was beaten to death by Ottawa police during an arrest,” explains Chrétien. “The authorities downplayed the incident and the officers were working the next day like nothing had happened.” ‘House Of Cards’ takes a thinly veiled swipe at the current US administration on an infectious disco groove: “lies within lies within lies… like so many Russian dolls”; ‘Boat Rockers’ challenges us all to look beyond accepted norms and ‘General Strike’ documents the frustrations of the working class as the pay gap gets increasingly wider; ‘Slumlord’ shines the spotlight on dodgy landlords while the brilliant closer ‘Well Runs Dry’  laments modern day living, with its confused pace and mundane obsessions, remembering simpler days gone by.

Leading their field for 17 years, the three-time JUNO Award-nominated band have constantly moved forward, and remain an in-demand live band worldwide. They have played to audiences in close to 30 countries across North America, Europe, and Africa and have shared bills along the way with heavyweights such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti.

Mastered by The Carvery, ‘Chaos Theories’ will be released on LP, CD, cassette, and all digital formats on September 13th worldwide (Do Right / Strut Records).

Canadian Tour Dates:

Nov 16 – Gatineau QC – Le Petit Chicago
Nov 21 – Sherbrooke QC – La Petite Boîte Noire
Nov 22 – Montréal QC – Groove Nation
Nov 23 – Québec QC – L'Anti
Nov 28 – Waterloo ON – Starlight
Nov 29 – Hamilton ON – This Ain't Hollywood
Nov 30 – Toronto ON – Velvet Underground

Canadian Radio Contact: Justin Lanoue, Selective Hearing, ******@**************.**

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