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Canadian rock band Odds have announced their long-awaited seventh studio album, Crash The Time Machine, set for release on August 4th, 2023. Available for pre-order now, Crash The Time Machine is a vibrant painting of struggle and the community that both feeds it and transcends it. The band goes in new and exciting musical directions while retaining the dark ironic signature that has earned them a place in the hearts of listeners for over three decades.
NEW SINGLE “WALK AMONG THE STARS“
The record’s newest single, “Walk Among the Stars,” is a musical map pointing to fond memories of camaraderie and creativity. It’s set in the town of Bath, Ontario and it’s a tribute to friendship. Kindred spirits raise a toast on the frozen lakeshore. It’s a rock ‘n roll landscape painting.
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Northey and his fellow Odds – bassist Doug Elliott, drummer Pat Steward, and guitarist Murray Atkinson – may be firmly rooted in the present, but they certainly know a thing or two about the past. Founded in 1987, Odds burst onto the recording scene in 1991 with their rambunctious, self-produced major label debut, Neopolitan. Their 1993 Gold-selling followup, Bedbugs, featured the iconic single “It Falls Apart” and they continued a run of successful and critically acclaimed releases including 1995’s Platinum-selling Good Weird Feeling, and the 1996 album Nest, featuring the hit singles “Someone Who’s Cool” and “Make You Mad.” Completing chapter one of their recording career on that high note, they continued touring until 1999 then began an extended hiatus until 2007, when Northey, Elliott, and Steward eventually regrouped, with Atkinson replacing founding member Steven Drake, to begin the second chapter with the 2008 release, Cheerleader.
Crash The Time Machine
August 4th, 2023
2. Unlikely Saviour
3. Fall Guy
4. The Travelling Light
5. My Mind’s On Other Things
6. Fairytale of Heaven
8. Staring At a Blank Page
9. Dark Rainbow
10. Revolution Singing
11. 25 Words
12. Winning Is Everything
13. Somehow In a Dream
Over the years, the band has taken extended detours into the world of film and television (including soundtracks for The Kids In The Hall, and Brent Butt’s Corner Gas series), it sometimes seems as if their minds have been, as the song goes, “on other things.” But now, after a series of EPs (compiled on the full-length release, Universal Remote), Odds are thrilled to finally unveil Crash The Time Machine.
“We’ve been waiting a long time to share this album,” says Northey over a Zoom call from his North Vancouver home, “and we’re all really proud of it. We’ve been playing it for some of our musical inner circle for a while and it truly buoys our spirits when somebody says it sounds like Odds, but it also sounds new.”
As the title implies, Crash The Time Machine finds the Odds firmly embracing the future and the possibilities of catharsis.
Catch Odds on tour this summer at the below dates!
July 22 – Gateway Music Festival – Bengough, SK
August 6 – Pigeon Lake Music Festival – Mulhurst Bay, AB
August 13 – Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON