The second album from Alvvays, Antisocialites, is set for release on September 8th via Transgressive Records. Across ten tracks and thirty-three minutes, the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance and altered dates.
After releasing the first taste of the new material with single ‘In Undertow’ last month, the band have today given us another crushingly catchy heartstring-tugger in ‘Dreams Tonite’. “So morose for me, seeing ghosts of me, writing oaths to me,” sings Molly Rankin. “In fluorescent light, antisocialites watch a wilting flower.”
To write Antisocialites, Rankin traveled to Toronto Island, working in an abandoned schoolroom by day and sleeping a few feet from shore at night. “I carried a small PA on the ferry in a wheelbarrow,” she recalls. “Every morning I would listen to my favourite records on the beach, then I’d write melodies and record demos in the classroom.”
Alvvays have announced a UK and Europe tour, as well as North American dates which can be found below.
8.26.17 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
8.27.17 – St. Luke’s – Glasgow, Scotland SOLD OUT
8.28.17 – Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
8.29.17 – Talking Heads – Southampton, UK +
9.2.17 – End of the Road Festival – Larmer Tree Garden, UK
9.3.17 – Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK +
9.4.17 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK +
9.6.17 – Bullingdon Arms – Oxford, UK +
9.7.17 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
9.8.17 – Koko – London, UK
9.9.17 – Thekla – Bristol, UK