To commemorate their 20th anniversary, Montreal’s The Dears entered the studio with a collection of new songs. They emerged some months later with Times Infinity Volume One, the group’s first new studio album since 2011’s Degeneration Street – which saw them long listed for that year’s Polaris Music Prize. Times Infinity Volume One, set for release September 25th via Pheromone Recordings in Canada and Dangerbird in the U.S., marks the band’s sixth LP to date.
“I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall,” the first track available from the upcoming album.
The Dears frontman Murray Lightburn states, “When you start a band, you never think of the end. When we began work on this album, it was a process that consumed us completely, harkening back to our earliest days. In turn, the record became about sentimentality but in the face of great uncertainty; the concept of eternal love and all its fragility.”
Written over a two-year period, the work was finally committed to audio at the luxuriant Revolution Recording (Toronto) and thee mighty hotel2tango (Montreal) between the summer of 2014 and spring of 2015. The sound is described by the band as “both refined and sloppy. At times chill, always trill.” Lightburn continues, “Times Infinity is made of daydreams and spontaneous yet careful inspiration…. we want what comes out of your speakers to be true – ‘to you and for you.’ That is what always has been and always will be the sound of The Dears.”
Known for a commanding live show that established The Dears as a unique and powerful presence, the band will head out on tour this fall. Dates to be announced soon.
Fans can look forward to Volume Two in early 2016.