July 19, 2014
Canadian bands can rock out and they can also bring the funny. No outfit hailing from north of the border embodies these paired virtues more engagingly than the Barenaked Ladies, whose fusion of hooks and yuks has resulted in more than 14 million albums sold, as well as putting big audiences in the seats of concert halls and amphitheaters around the world.
On the occasion of the band's 25th anniversary, BNL -- Ed Robertson (guitar/vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass/vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard/guitar/vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums/vocals) -- are celebrating with their twelfth album, Grinning Streak. The album features several stone-cold killers, paced by their quintessentially catchy current hit, "Odds Are," which marries a wicked-clever mathematical premise to a chorus hook that elevates with such thrust that it practically leaves a vapor trail.