THE AGE OF ELECTRIC has announced several Canadian tour dates kicking off March 24 in Vancouver and wrapping up in Oshawa, ON on April 15. See a full routing below. The beloved indie-rockers have also debuted a never-before released track titled “Th13teen”, one of 4 previously unreleased songs recorded during the Make A Pest A Pet sessions. Listen + share the track HERE. The band plans to release their influential 1997 album Make A Pest A Pet, which features ubiquitous hit single “Remote Control”, as a double LP re-mastered for vinyl to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release. Fans can preorder the vinyl at this link: http://we-are-busy-bodies.myshopify.com/. More tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The original line-up proved recently that the appetite for AOE is as strong as ever with when they performed to an extremely excited sold-out crowd in Toronto, running out of merchandise including t-shirts and vinyl before the band even hit the stage. The four-piece recently premiered a lyric video for the single “Keys” from their freshly minted four song EP to be released February 17, 2017 via We Are Busy Bodies. The single is available now on iTunes + Spotify and via Soundcloud. Watch + share the video HERE.
Formed in 1989 by two sets of brothers from Lanigan and Regina Saskatchewan, The Age of Electric is comprised of Ryan Dahle (guitar/vocals), Kurt Dahle (drums/vocals), Todd Kerns (lead vocals/guitar) and John Kerns (bass/vocals) and remains one of the most successful indie bands to come out of Canada in the mid-90s. After releasing two independent cassettes in the early 90’s their commercial breakthrough came with their independent Ugly EP in 1993. Self-produced with executive producer Bob Rock, it spawned two hits “Ugly” and “Untitled” and set the stage for their full length self-titled release The Age of Electric in 1995, which caught the attention of Universal Records Canada who signed them and their label God’s Teeth Ethel Records to a distribution deal in Canada. In 1997 they would sign a worldwide record deal with Mercury Records in the US with distribution still in place with Universal Canada. The infectious first single “Remote Control” from the LP Make A Pest A Pet became a smash hit on radio, peaking at No. 9 on Canada’s Top 100 Singles Chart and #2 on the MuchMusic countdown, and was included on the diamond certified compilation LP, Big Shiny Tunes 2.