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The Tragically Hip dig up old songs for new album, due out tomorrow

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The Tragically Hip is releasing a new album, and you won’t have to wait too long to hear it.

The record is titled Saskadelphia, and will arrive tomorrow, May 21. It consists of six previously unreleased recordings from the beloved Canadian rockers: five studio tracks, and a 2000 live version of a song called “Montreal.” The studio tracks date back to the sessions for the 1991 Hip album Road Apples, back when the band thought they were going to record a double album.

Saskadelphia marks the first Hip album to be released following death of frontman Gord Downie, who passed away in 2017 from brain cancer.

“We are, sadly, never going to have the chance to put out new stuff,” says bassist Gord Sinclair. “For us, in our minds, [Saskadelphia] is new.”

The Hip will perform during this year’s Juno Awards — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys — alongside Feist. The show airs June 6.

Here’s the Saskadelphia track list:

“Not Necessary”
“Crack My Spine (Like a Whip)”
“Just as Well”
“Reformed Baptist Blues”

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