By Gregory AdamsWhile a recent Dine Alone Recordsdigital sampler should have tipped you off to this a couple of months ago, the Canadian label has officially announced its latest signees: Toronto indie rockers Dinosaur Bones. To celebrate the occasion, the Ontario outfit have prepared two new offerings for us.
First up is the digital-only EP Birthright, which will be issued November 2. A four-song collection, the online release will introduce listeners to the group’s haunting pop jams. According to a press release, Dinosaur Bones’ sound is “a collage of influence, borrowing from NYC garage and not too far-gone from the current crop of off-kilter Canadian pop.” If sharing the stage with Sloan, Man Man, Arkells, Handsome Furs, Crystal Antlers, and Plants and Animals is any indication, we’re in for a real treat.
The brief set, recorded by producer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Arkells, Tokyo Police Club), will tease Dinosaur Bones’ debut album My Divider, which drops sometime early next year. A tracklisting has yet to be revealed for My Divider, so it’s unclear as to whether or not Birthright’s tunes are exclusive.
Either way, with the EP’s release date still a couple of weeks away, your best chance to check out the burgeoning band’s music is on their upcoming tour. See the full details below.
10/21 Halifax, NS - The Paragon 10/23 Fredericton, NB - The Capital 11/06 London, ON - Call The Office 11/07 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah 11/09 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe 11/10 Kingston, ON - Clark Hall Pub 11/11 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks 11/14 St. Catharines, ON - The Mansion 11/19 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz 11/28 St. Catharines, ON - Merchant Ale House