[News] The Tea Party to release ninth studio album via InsideOut Music

Canadian Rock trio The Tea Party will be releasing their first new music since 2014’s “The Ocean At The End” album with a full-length record titled “Blood Moon Rising.” Due out November 26, 2021 via InsideOut Music, it features 11 tracks that were recorded over the course of the last 5-years in Canada and Australia. Check out the upcoming release’s opening track, “Black River”, in the form of a lyric video.

The Tea Party‘s Stuart Chatwood (Bass, Keyboards) checked in to comment about “Blood Moon Rising” as follows: “Putting together Blood Moon Rising has been an epic ordeal split into 2 parts with recordings and mixing taking place all over the world. After many years away from the European market we’re thrilled to return with such a varied collection of rock songs. In the time since our “The Ocean at the End” release the band has remained busy touring Canada, the USA and Australia, which included some monumental orchestra performances.

Once again Jeff Martin has helmed the production with the original Australian sessions for “Black River” taking place in 2015. We finished the recordings in Vancouver at the legendary Armoury Studios whose past clients have included AC/DCREMINXS and others. The band explores its rock, acoustic and blues influences over the album’s eleven tracks. Of particular note is the title track dedicated to our longtime front of house sound engineer John Watt, who sadly passed away during the recording of the record.

With the world thrown into chaos thanks to Covid the band is unsure when the world tour will commence for the record, but we are hoping for a return to European audiences can be included for the first time since 2001. Put some headphones on and enjoy the journey!

The complete track-listing for the Blood Moon Rising:

01. Black River
02. Way Way Down
03. Sunshower
04. So Careless
05. Our Love
06. Hole In My Heart
07. Shelter
08. Summertime
09. Out On The Tiles (Led Zeppelin Cover)
10. The Beautiful
11. Blood Moon Rising (Wattsy’s Song)
12. Isolation (Joy Division Cover) *
13. Everyday Is Like Sunday (Morrissey Cover) *
14. Way Way Down (Bonus Live Version) *

* Digipak CD/Digital Album Bonus – Not on Vinyl

Watch the official lyric video for the track “Black River” through the YouTube player below:

Stuart Chatwood added the following about “Black River“: “That epic riff from “Black River” is what launched the sessions to the follow up to our 2014 release The Ocean At The End. Many of our epic songs came from the interplay between the guitar and the drums with those two instruments talking to each other. This riff was imagined in 2015 when Jeff Burrows and Jeff Martin found themselves in our hometown of Windsor with some idle time between tour dates. They decamped to a garage to jam out ideas which turned into an epic 5-hour session that resulted in the skeleton of this proto-1970s, British Blues Rock anthem that could only have been written in the shadows of the Detroit skyline. Whilst I was unexpectedly absent that day, I was able to contribute when I heard the rough recording at the next soundcheck and realized the song was missing a bridge and a melodic one in that. I was sitting on such a piece and the rest is history.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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