Montréal, May 2021- The flagship band of the Montreal rock scene, The Damn Truth release their third album, Now or Nowhere today via Spectra Musique / Sony. LISTEN HERE!
With six of the nine tracks recorded in Vancouver and produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Tragically Hip), Now Or Nowhere is without a doubt the most powerful and accomplished record of the band’s career. composed of Lee-la Baum (vocals / guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar / vocals), PY Letellier (bass / vocals) and Dave Traina (drums / vocals). The Damn Truth is a band that, in many ways, has been hiding in plain sight for the last nine years, slowly bubbling up from the underground on to the radar of a wider audience. Now or Nowhere is the album that should fix the situation once and for all.
Unable to finish the album with Bob Rock because of COVID-19 restrictions, the band recorded the remaining three songs with help from Juno Award-winning producer Jean Massicotte (Patrick Watson) who mixed Everything Fades; mixing was done by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine), and Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Cranberries, Three Days Grace). It’s worth noting there are three Grammy Award winners on this album (Bob Rock, Vance Powell and Nick DiDia)
The Damn Truth was born after Lee-la and lead guitarist Tom Shemer first met, they were both naked at a hippie festival not far from the Sea of Galilee (where the Bible says Jesus walked on water). “Yeah, totally naked. Just Lee-La and her guitar,” Tom adds. “And we’ve been together ever since. No pretensions. Nothing to hide. Just love.”
The ‘60s ethos of organic self-sufficiency is the lifeblood of The Damn Truth and the secret to a work ethic that has garnered them almost 2 million streams on Spotify, 60,000 followers on TikTok and more than 2 million YouTube views. Lee-la’s voice on the Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris perfume video ad has been heard internationally, doubling their fan base overnight as the word about The Damn Truth and their powerhouse singer circled the globe.
They’ve played Europe and across the United States, opened tours for ZZ Top (and partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), the Sheepdogs, Styx and Rival Sons, sold out the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles and sold out the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal.
t’s a lineage of hard work that’s come to fruition with Now or Nowhere.
NOW OR NOWHERE TRACKLISTING
1. This Is Who We Are Now (4:06)
2. Tomorrow (4:27)
3. Only Love (2:46
4. Lonely (4:43)
5. Everything Fades (4:31)
6. The Fire (4:28)
7. Look Innocent (4:14)
8. Full On You (3:44)
9. Shot ‘Em (4:37)
# 1,2,3,4,7, 8 – Production: Bob Rock
# 5,6, 9 – Production: The Damn Truth
# 1,2,4, 8 – Mix: Vance Powell
# 3, 7 – Mix: Nick Didia
# 5 – Mix: Jean Massicotte
# 6 – Mix : Mike Plotnikoff
# 9 – Mix :Dave TrainaSource
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