If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear Montreal’s The Damn Truth soon. With new album, Devilish Folk, due out in July, The Damn Truth are heating things up with new release White Lies (released June 24), an immediate rocker that shows off the best of Lee-La Baum’s stunning soul-drenched vocals, Tom Shemer’s unmistakable guitar god licks, and the driving rhythm section that have made The Damn Truth a not-to-be-missed rock act.
The Damn Truth have been making people remember why they love rock n’ roll again since the release of their ferocious self-titled 2010 EP through to 2012’s thunderous and critically acclaimed full-length Dear in the Headlights. You’ll hear echoes of great music in The Damn Truth. Sabbath, Janis, Fleetwood Mac... they’ve have all been spoken in the same breath as this band. What you hear is The Damn Truth doubling down on their bruising blues-based, blue-collar rock that’s distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.
“I think some of the older fans are drawn to the band because we remind them of what rock’n’roll used to be like in its heyday,” says guitarist Tom Shemer. “When it was still a bit dangerous.” They’re the first truly independent band to chart on Montreal commercial radio. They’ve toured and conquered clubs and hearts with animalistic live shows.