Sloan is a Canadian rock band that formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1991. The band consists of four members: Chris Murphy, Andrew Scott, Patrick Pentland, and Jay Ferguson. All four members write their own songs, and when they play live they switch instruments. They have released eleven studio albums, two EPs, a live album (4 Nights at the Palais Royale) and one greatest hits compilation. Their 11th and latest studio album, Commonwealth, was released in 2014.