Royal Tusk have announced they’ve signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne) and will release a brand new album, Tusk II, this Fall (October 26). The band have released a track off the album with “Aftermath”. Tusk II pre-orders will be available on August 6th and fans who pre-order on iTunes will get “Aftermath” as an instant grat track.
“’Aftermath’ laments the way the constant bombardment of horrific events has desensitized us to ultra-violence,” says vocalist Daniel Carriere. “I should be losing sleep / but losing isn’t enough / because there’s not a tragedy so bad it keeps me up.”
Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, Royal Tusk are steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick bottom end, and loud guitars. The four-piece band born in Edmonton, Albertamount a high-octane assault on the lazy security-blanket, self-aware irony of hipsters and the disingenuous commercial pandering of rock poseurs alike.
This is music with meaning, sometimes even a message, that’s always built around a powerful vibe and uncompromising passion. Royal Tusk is a deeply soulful celebration, brimming with working-class optimism and tempered by renegade realism. On their sophomore-slump-smashing Tusk II, the group summons the effortless energy of an era of rock music when bands weren’t content to merely reverse-engineer hit-making formulas to move units.