The Dears to Tour in Support of Forthcoming Album ‘Degeneration Street’


Though it sure seems that way, probably not everyone in Montreal is a member of an indie rock band,  but it’s kind of fun to imagine an entire city of talented musicians, eh? Beloved residents, the Dears, have a new release due out February 15th, called Degeneration Street (Dangerbird Records) and a tour in support of the album.

The new album features the track, “Omega Dog,” which you can the brand new video for  here.

TOUR DATES:

With Eulogies

March 4th            Sugar                                             Victoria, BC

March 5th            The Venue                                    Vancouver, BC

March 7th            Crocodile Café                             Seattle, WA

March 9th            Slim’s                                             San Francisco, CA

March 10th          The Troubadour                          Los Angeles, CA

March 17th          SXSW                                             Austin, TX

March 18th          Dangerbird Records Showcase            Austin, TX

March 19th          SXSW                                             Austin, TX

March 20th          SXSW                                             Austin, TX

The Dears At Work On New Album

Montreal rockers, The Dears, have made a name for themselves as a band that can move from electrifying pop, to full-on primal screams; grinding guitar solos, to a soulful baroque. With a musical hiatus since their 2008  album Missiles, The Dears look to announce a forthcoming album  Degeneration Street. The release date is set for February 15th, 2011 on Dangerbird Records.

Produced by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Belle and Sebastian),  Degeneration Street is said to be a “return to form” for frontman Murray Lightburn and company. The new material traces back to the band’s previous albums such as No Cities Left (2003) and Gang of Losers (2007).

Check out new song “Omega Dog” live in Mexico City:

The Dears Preparing A New Album

Montreal rockers The Dears have announced that they are set to release a new album this February, called Degeneration Street.

The album will be the group’s fifth full-length and will be out Feb. 15th on Dangerbird Records. The album sees the group returning to the orchestral pop/rock that made them loved nationally. You can catch the first single off the record, called “Omega Dog”, performed live in Mexico City right here.

The band will be performing Degeneration Street live in Brooklyn for two nights in November. The band is doing it to raise money for War Child International, an organization that helps children who have seen the horrors of war. If this seems like a good cause (it is) and The Dears seem like a great band (they are), check them out…

November 3rd and 4th The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY