loan’s 1994 album Twice Removed nearly broke them up. In a valiant effort to transcend the popular grunge sound of the day, the band created a collection of songs that were at once vulnerable, nuanced, and delicate. Their label, Geffen, wasn’t terribly pleased with the result, and offered little promotional support, making their U.S. tour incredibly trying. But what emerged was a treasured hallmark of Sloan’s indie rock legacy, and a record our readers voted “Best Canadian Album of All Time” twice.
Nearly twenty years later, the band – still intact, of course – have independently put together a comprehensive reissue of Twice Removed complete with b-sides, demos, and an exhaustive oral history. Sloan allowed our cameras in to their recording space to capture a performance of album cut “Worried Now,” and spoke to us about the record.