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The Tragically Hip to release 'Man Machine Poem' on June 17

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Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:35 am

14th studio album produced by Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene and Dave Hamelin of The Stills

First single, 'In A World Possessed By The Human Mind,' available now with preorder

The Tragically Hip, among Canada's most acclaimed and beloved bands, today announced the June 17 release of "Man Machine Poem" via Universal Music.

The band's 14th studio album takes its name from a track on its gold-selling 2012 release, "Now For Plan A," and was recorded at The Hip's home studio The Bathouse, produced by Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim, Arts & Crafts label co-founder) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills).

"Man Machine Poem" is available for preorder now and offers fans an instant grat of first single "In A World Possessed By The Human Mind."

CLICK HERE to watch the video for "In A World Possessed By The Human Mind."

"We're moving forward while embracing a memory," Drew said. "That was what I said to the band going into this recording."

He said muscle memory is why we love songs - it's the most important thing a band has.

"This album is about three things: memory, transformation and truth. I think it's a fantastic record," Drew said.

For 30 years, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the northern musical zeitgeist for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled. A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gordon Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 11 Juno Awards from more than a dozen recordings.

The Tragically Hip are in the best possible place a band can be: They're brothers; they play so easily together; comfortable in their skins enough to try any idea; confident enough to know what's right.

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