Truly a long awaited record, Alvvays' second album Antisocialites is out!. The limited edition white vinyl has now sold out, but you can get one of the last remaining copies on tape, the black edition or CD, as well as the bundle including 3 enamel pins and a patch, from our shop. To follow, there's now also a video for Dreams Tonite online - thanks to Pitchfork for the first post. It features archival footage from Montreal's 1967 International Universal Exposition and you can watch it on the band's YouTube channel.
"Canada was at its coolest 50 years ago in Montreal at Expo '67. We fetishize retro-futurism and are thrilled our buddy Matt Johnson was able to facilitate our half-century temporal trip back to peak pop and op."
Antisocialites is 10 tracks long, and you'll have hopefully heard In Undertow, Dreams Tonite, Plimsoll Punks and Lollipop already, but the rest you can now find to stream and in record stores.
Rankin wrote Antisocialites, from an abandoned schoolroom in Toronto Island, and slept a few feet from shore each 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."
We've also added the whole album to our New Releases playlist.
The band brought their UK tour to an end, and celebrated the release of the album, on 8 September at Koko and are now playing across Europe before returning for a massive North American tour next month.
13 - Molotow in Hamburg, DE
14 - Musik & Frieden in Berlin, DE
16 - Trix in Antwerp, BE
17 - Ekko in Utrecht, NL
18 - Bitterzoet in Amsterdam, NL
3 - Paradise in Boston, MA
5 - Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
6 - Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
7 - Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC
11 - Terminal West in Atlanta, GA
12 - Exit / In in Nashville, TN
13 - Saturn in Birmingham, AL
14 - One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA
16 - White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX
17 - Mohawk in Austin, TX
18 - Trees in Dallas, TX
20 - Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM
21 - Crescent in Phoenix, AZ
23 - Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
24 - Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
26 - Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR
28 - Showbox in Seattle, WA
2 - First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
3 - Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL
4 - Magic Stick in Detroit, MI
Antisocialites is available here.