Hamilton’s The Reason announced the release of a brand new EP titled Hollow Tree (Anthem/Warner). The 6-song EP is available now via iTunes and was produced by Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers) at Vancouver’s Greenhouse Recording Studios.
Hollow Tree chronicles the relatable story of coming to terms with, and taking stock of where one is in one’s life. With any true story, people come and go, but The Reason’s main members, Jonathan “Ronson” Armstrong (bass), James “Cubby” Nelan (guitar/vocals) and Adam White (vocals/guitar) remain at the core of the band, having developed a lifelong kinship and a penchant for making music together.
In the decade that The Reason has been a band, they have managed to build a longstanding and loyal fanbase, who have supported the band through five studio releases. Throughout their career and various incantations, the band has achieved nationwide radio success, received several award nominations and critical acclaim. The band’s last album, 2010s Fools, amassed an impressive amount of accolades in the months following its release. The band toured with Arkells and Hollerado and the single “The Longest Highway Home” hit the top five on the Billboard Canadian rock charts. The album was also awarded both the Rock Album of the Year and People’s Choice Album of the Year at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards
However, navigating the Canadian musical landscape as an independent artist travelling coast to coast can take its toll, and The Reason are no exception. There have been many highs, but in between all of the measurable achievements and success, there are the lows, wastelands and pitstops, which leave even the most experienced and hardened feeling “hollow”. “The title really is an analogy for the band in many ways,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Adam White. Yet The Reason remain as motivated and passionate as ever and will announce plans to hit the road later this year. For more details and updates, check back at www.thereasonmusic.com.
Hollow Tree Tracklisting
01. Don’t Fail Me
02. Drive Me Home
03. Grow Up
04. Just So You Know
05. Over Now
06. Those Days Are Dead