Here's the exclusive premiere of "Flagpole," a track off Adventūs, the new album by Cody Canada & The Departed. The album, which will be released November 13 through Underground Sound, is the band's first album of original material.
Adventūs (Latin for "arrival") features 14 hard-rocking tracks forged under the hot Southern sun. It represents a new era of growth for Canada, who formed The Departed upon the disbanding Cross Canadian Ragweed.
The band also features Canada’s Ragweed bandmate Jeremy Plato on bass, Seth James on guitar (Seth James Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard), Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys (Live Oak Decline, Stoney LaRue & the Arsenals, Medicine Show) and Chris Doege on drums (Seth James Band, Nashville touring acts).
"Flagpole" is the seventh track on Adventūs.
"I heard a song on the radio that didn't sit well with me," Canada said. "I felt that the writer didn't give all that they could when writing it. The opening line of 'Flagpole' is about that. 'Tell me how to feel, it doesn't matter anyway, the only thing that's real are lies that you tell.'
"For a couple weeks, the song sat with only that line, then we played in Colorado on top of a mountain at a great venue called Mishwaka. No cell service, no TV. Perfect! What happened for the next couple of hours went from the original reason the song was started to political reasons, to the world in general. If we join together as people, we can conquer evil. Whether that's bad music or bad people in the world. But, of course, like the person who wrote that song. This song is my opinion."
CODY CANADA & THE DEPARTED TOUR DATES:
11/1 - Mission , TX @ Las Palmas Race Park
11/2 - Helotes , TX @ Floores Country Store
11/3 - Roscoe , TX @ The Lumberyard
11/9 - Fayetteville , AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
11/10 - Shawnee , OK @ 3rd Annual Music Jam/Shawnee Police
11/12 - San Marcos , TX @ Lonestar Music (in-store)
11/13 - Austin , TX @ Waterloo Records (in-store)
11/15 - Nacogdoches , TX @ The Barn
11/16 - Bryan , TX @ The Grand Stafford Theater
11/17 - Fredericksburg , TX @ Luckenbach Dance Hall
11/23 - Wichita Falls , TX @ Iron Horse Pub
11/24 - Fort Worth , TX @ Billy Bob's Texas
12/5 - Dallas , TX @ House of Blues *
12/6 - Houston , TX @ House of Blues *
12/7 - New Braunfels , TX @ Gruene Hall *
12/8 - San Angelo , TX @ Blaine 's Pub *
12/9 - Corpus Christi , TX @ Brewster St. Icehouse*
12/15 - Goliad , TX @ Schroeder Hall
* = Cody Canada acoustic show w/ Jason Boland, Chris Knight