The Steadies kick off an ambitious multi-stage musical odyssey with their sunny, summery EP TRIKETRA: Mind — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Inspired by the Latin word triquetra — three interconnected parts — TRIKETRA: Mind is the first of three upcoming EPs from the Saskatoon pop-rockers led by Canadian musical veteran Earl Pereira. Each EP will have its own distinct theme and tantalizing slate of standalone tracks, all of which will ultimately come together to form the group’s fourth studio album.
“We chose Mind as the first chapter of TRIKETRA because we wanted to explore the mental and emotional aspects of the human experience,” says Pereira, who previously co-founded blues-rock power trio Wide Mouth Mason. “We hope this collection of new songs brings much joy, hope, love and comfort to everyone who listens to it.
“This EP has a bit of everything for people to connect with — from feel-good dance grooves to catchy, fun, singable melodies and deeper lyrical content which touches upon dealing with mental health and losing those close to you. After living through these past two plus years of darkness, we hope our new release will be the perfect gateway to a new golden era of music.”
Besides the new upbeat single Can’t Stop Dancin’, the EP boasts four more singles: The love-soaked ska-soul-rock tune 528, the mental health-focused reggae-dub-rock track Comin’ Around, the heartfelt surf-rock effort Summer Never Says Goodbye, and the 2021 pop-reggae jam Light Me Up. From start to finish, the EP showcases the high-energy quartet’s mix of pop-rock with world-beat, funk, and reggae — a sound they’ve fittingly dubbed island rock.
As much as they’re a band on the rise, The Steadies also have an abundance of experience and pedigree. Frontman Pereira is a three-time Juno nominee and nine-time WCMA winner who has opened for The Rolling Stones, The Roots and The Tragically Hip. Drummer and engineer Kurtis Schultz mixes the band’s recordings. Guitar virtuoso Jesse James Clark joined the group in 2018 for their first European tour. Now, armed with new guitarist Chris Valleau and TRIKETRA, The Steadies are ready to reinforce their love and passion for genuine human connection through different musical themes.
To support the EP, the band will perform in several Western Canadian cities, including Vancouver (July 29), Kelowna (July 30), Calgary (Aug. 4), Fernie (Aug. 6), Swift Current (Aug. 12), Langley (Aug. 20), Squamish (Aug. 20), Regina (Aug. 26), and Waskesiu (Aug. 27).
TRIKETRA: Mind officially arrives July 29, but you can listen to it right now. Check it out above — along with the lyric video for the first single Can’t Stop Dancin’ — then sample more music from The Steadies below, and catch up with them at their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.