SUMMER TOUR DATES WITH ZEUS, SAM ROBERTS, AND ARKELLS BEGIN THIS WEEK
TONGUE-IN-CHEEK VOWS OUT NOW VIA CAMERON HOUSE RECORDS
“an album for long summer drives down wide open highways, with the windows cranked all the way down” - Exclaim!
“El Camino guitar crunch … a killer shot of last-call Americana” - The Georgia Straight
“catchy hooks and clever lyrics” - VUE Weekly
“a set of crisp, smartly crafted power-pop flecked with Costello-style new wave” Sun Media
“World class” - Beatroute
As Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs get ready to spend some time on the road this summer, making stops with Zeus, Sam Roberts, and The Arkells, it’s only fitting that the Toronto songwriter reveal the new video for “That Was The Summer”. A track reminiscent of simpler times the video revisits Cash’s own upbringing with footage of himself as child in recording studios and playing bars well before he was legally supposed to. The video takes a look back at a time before “you start to lose focus on what it is you’re trying to do in the world,” says Cash. “I have wanted to be a working songwriter and musician since as early as I can remember, but, like any other prospective career, there have been road blocks that have caused me to question my talent and the reason for my goals. During one of these ‘existential slumps’ I uncovered some home video footage of me at various stages of musical aspiration, and in a funny way these clips reminded me that I have always been chasing this dream, and that I will continue to chase it for as long as I’m able. This is a reaffirmation to myself and to anyone else having doubts about their place in the world.”
Even though “That Was The Summer” is a nostalgic jam, Cash says that “in a way, I’m still trying to get back to the ideals, and fashion choices, of my 14 year old self. At the very least, this will by my mother’s most favorite music video of all time.”
Out now on Cameron House Records, Cash’s latest record Tongue-In-Cheek Vows perfectly captures that moment when a young artist and his cohorts find their collective voice and suddenly realize that there are no limits to what they can accomplish together. The album is Cash’ third album and the second with the Romantic Dogs. It follows the group’s acclaimed 2013 debut,Stand Together, Fall Together, an album that earned more attention than even Cash was hoping for, given how spontaneously it was made. While the rambunctiousness that drew fans and critics to that album is on full display, Cash chose to take more time to develop Tongue-In-Cheek Vows. Working in tandem with producer and bona fide Canadian alt-rock legend Ian Blurton(Change Of Heart, C’Mon, Public Animal), Cash and the Dogs have served up 11 tracks brimming with lyrics as razor-sharp as the performances driving them. Those who have followed Cash’s development to this point are sure to be stunned by the self-awareness and insight into the human condition embedded in songs like the album’s first focus track “Tossing & Turning” as well as “That Was The Summer” and “Carmen,” from which the album’s title was drawn.
Those who have been around long enough will undoubtedly hear echoes of Cash’s father Andrew Cash, part of Toronto’s original punk rock community and later one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. Yet, from the time Sam launched his own music career in his late teens, he’s forged his own uncompromising path toward establishing a name within the Toronto underground rock scene.
SAM CASH & THE ROMANTIC DOGS TOUR DATES
June 17 - Burlington, ON - Sound of Music Fest
June 18 - Toronto, ON - Great Heart Fest - Trinity Bellwoods Park (NXNE)
June 18 - Toronto, ON - Yonge & Dundas Square (NXNE) w/ Zeus
June 24 - Sarnia, ON - The Station Music Hall w/ Sam Roberts
July 15 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern w/ Modern Space + Ferraro
July 21 - Belleville, ON - Empire Square w/ Sam Roberts & Glorious Sons
July 26 - Charlottetown PEI - Baba's
July 28 - Sydney , NS - The Governor’s Pub
July 29 - Halifax, NS- The Carelton
July 30 - Glasgow, NS - Riverfront Jubilee Fest w/ Arkells
July 31 - Moncton NB - Plan B
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