1. Only 20 days until the first of the Fall residency concerts. 4-6 days a week, several hours a day, rehearsing, programming, tweaking, finessing all new works to ensure a seamless live presentation of our new album. 14-ish songs spanning roughly an hour. This kind of “boot camp” is reminiscent of the early days; the feeling of having something to prove, a great deal of intent. Not knowing what to expect, moreover, not caring, just doing. Yes; it’s only rock’n’roll but it’s our most purposeful, powerful yet. The Dears are truly awesome again. Live and on record, we are looking forward to sharing this new music with you.
Joining us for these upcoming concerts:
September 29 / Montreal, QC / Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church w/ hinterlandband (tickets)
September 30 / Montreal, QC / Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church w/ Imaginary Cities (tickets)
October 1 / Montreal, QC / Pop Montreal @ Santa Cruz Church w/ My Little Cheap Dictaphone (1st) Alanna Stuart (2nd) (tickets)
October 13 / Toronto, ON / The Garrison w/ Ladies of the Canyon (tickets)
October 14 / Toronto, ON / The Garrison w/ Sebastien Grainger (tickets)
October 15 / Toronto, ON / The Garrison w/ Braids (tickets)
2. Deadline for submissions for the poster design contest has passed. A short list has been selected. Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate. Some wonderful stuff. Voting is open here, get on it.
3. Our friend Mike “don’t mess with the” Mohan put together this rad preview of what is to come. A mash-up of audio from the new record and live footage and audio from our MXDF residency back in May….