Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Artist: The Reason, Album: Fools, Song: Work With Me

The Reason are a rock band from Hamilton, Ontario.  They formed in 2003 and independently released an EP which won Best Punk Recording Of The Year at the Hamilton Music Awards.  The exposure helped the band land some gigs with other punk acts like Alexisonfire and No Use For A Name.  More importantly though, it led to the release of their debut album in 2004 with Smallman Records.  Some member changes ensued and 2007 brought along their sophomore release, which again, showed the band's sound becoming more refined and mature.  They were signed to Warner Music as a result and in 2010, their third album, Fools, was released.  It was produced by Steven Haigler in North Carolina.  Steven's resume includes production work with bands like The Pixies and Fuel.  Once again, The Reason take a huge step forward from their punk roots with this release.  Work With Me is an absolutely stunning song from this release and you can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxAQTmJb5ro&list=UUppSJ2-WmKhVgELd07MXO3w&index=2&feature=plcp).  You can also check out the band playing the song unplugged in bathrobes on a hotel balcony in Calgary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPKgm5dH6tA).  The band appears to be playing shows locally at the moment and you can follow them at http://www.thereasonmusic.com/.  You can purchase the album, Fools, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!