Barenaked Ladies announce new LP and release single “New Disaster”

Earleir this week, multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies announced that their 16th studio album Detour de Force will be released on July 16, 2021. Produced by JUNO and Grammy award winner Eric Ratz and Mark Howard, the eagerly awaited album features 14 newly minted tracks including “Flip”, the buoyant and sonically adventurous debut single and BNL’s first new music in four years. Detour de Force is available to pre-order starting today HERE and is available on CD and digital formats, along with a limited edition blue double vinyl featuring a bonus track.

Along with the announcement, the band has released a driving, and topical pop-rock gem titled “New Disaster”. Ed Robertson explains:
“’New Disaster’ is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle. It seemed like the Nostradamus predictions of new disasters were getting worse and worse, even after we recorded the song.”  

The official music video for will be released on June 11. Along with the video, BNL will release an RSD Exclusive 2-song cassette for Record Store Day Canada’s RSD Drops on June 12. The cassette features “New Disaster” and “Internal Dynamo (radio edit)”. This limited edition release celebrates the 30th anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking 1991 5-song cassette “The Yellow Tape”, which was notably the first independently released cassette to go Platinum in Canada.

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