Canadian band The Wooden Sky have announced their highly anticipated fourth album Let’s Be Ready, out on June 15th via Nevado Music. This release marks the start of new beginnings, as the tireless roots rockers conceived the album amidst a time of many changes while they parted ways with one of the groups founding members. In order to give each song a unique perspective and to encapsulate their raw live energy, the band, alongside producer Chris Stringer (Timbre Timbre, Ohbijou) decided to record the album across various recording studios and locations.
It is a time for new beginnigs, but The Wooden Sky haven’t forgotten their history in the new video for album’s opening track “Saturday Night“, a collage of memorable footage from the last few years. There were times when “We climbed atop vans, armed with fireworks, set off in canoes without a thought to how difficult it is to keep the boats together so we’d have a chance to hear each other” or the times when they played a “five-hour ‘Travelling Show’ that saw us and 400 of our closest friends take over Toronto, playing in parking lots, on the street, in parks, the backs of trucks and every lane way in between”.
The first single ‘Maybe It’s No Secret‘ (out on May 11th) finds the band harnessing it’s raw live energy onto tape. Here they sound like a band’s band in top form as they pose larger questions of meaning against a backdrop of jangly guitar riffs and sweaty drums designed to ring true from every dingy rock club in the UK.
The Wooden Sky draw on both thoughts of the past as well as what lies ahead as Let’s Be Ready marks a step forward for the band.
Let’s Be Ready Track Listing
1. Saturday Night
2. Our Hearts Were Young
3. Baby, Hold On
4. When the day is fresh and the light is new
5. Kansas City
6. Write Them Down
7. Maybe It’s No Secret
8. Shake For Me
9. Let’s Be Ready
10. Don’t You Worry About A Thing
Currently busy touring in North America, The Wooden Sky will be confirming some European and UK dates later in the year.