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Canadian alt-country veterans The Sadies are known for their collaborations, their last album, 2014’s And the Conquering Sun was a 10-track collaboration with iconic Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, and they have long served as Neko Case’s backing band and musical advisors. Other past co-conspirators have included Neil Young, Robyn Hitchock, John Doe, and Andre Williams.

“It’s Easy (Like Walking), the band’s first single toward their upcoming album Northern Passages, features a great new addition to the Sadies’ ranks: their former tourmate Kurt Vile, who contributes vocals. Reasonably, it could be a less reverb-drowned Violators track, but it’s a little more playful: “Hey little one up there just playing possum / Wake up to smoke ‘em from whence you got ‘em.” Vile’s vocal line is talkative and pleasantly percussive, a perfect counterpoint to the thick, REM-reminiscent wash of guitars.

Northern Passages comes out on February 10th through YepRoc Records.

From the new album Northern Passages