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Sam Roberts Band perform in The Current's studio

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by Jill Riley and Sam Roberts Band

March 27, 2014

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Sam Roberts in The Current's studio
MPR photo/Nate Ryan

In town to play a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., Montreal-based six-piece Sam Roberts Band stopped in to The Current's studio to play some tracks off their new album, Lo-Fantasy and to chat with the Morning Show's Jill Riley.

Lo-Fantasy is only the second album by the group to be released under the "Sam Roberts Band" moniker; even though that's the name by which people generally referred to the band, Roberts says it was important to put it on the cover of the group's records (2011's Collider being the first to make the statement).

Beyond the band's name, Roberts spoke to Riley about the meanings behind his songs — something many songwriters are hesitant to do. He also talked about what it was like to work with producer Martin Glover — aka Youth — on Lo-Fantasy.

Listen to the entire interview to hear what Roberts has to say about the Juno Awards, about playing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and about what he thinks is his most memorable gig to date.

Songs performed

"We're All In This Together"
"Never Enough"
All songs off Sam Roberts Band's 2014 release, Lo-Fantasy, out now on Paper Bag Records.

Hosted by Jill Riley
Produced by Jade
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