The Sadies are a bit of an enigma. On one hand, they are one of the most revered and respected psychedelic alt-country bands on the continent; on the other hand, they repeatedly fly under the radar of public perception.
Perhaps their propensity for collaboration deflects some of the spotlight. Perhaps their reputation for authoritative instrumentals – a reputation that makes them Neko Case's favourite backing band – keeps them just a little off-kilter from centre stage. The Sadies are a band that most people know of, but that many people don't really know. But as the glue that arguably holds together the fabric of Canadian alt-country, The Sadies are a band definitely worth knowing.