Published Oct 07, 2014Following the breakup of DD/MM/YYYY, some of the band members went on to form Absolutely Free. Now, their first album under the new name has arrived, as Absolutely Free. can be streamed ahead of its October 14 release on Arts & Crafts/Lefse.
The album was produced by Fucked Up's Mike Haliechuk. Note that it's not quite eponymous, since Absolutely Free. includes a period in its title.
Its eight songs are trippy and expansive, as psychedelic synth textures mingle with densely packed percussion, airy reverb and skyward-reaching pop hooks.
Scroll past the band's tour schedule to hear it all below [via Stereogum]. It's available to pre-order here.
10/09 Kingston, ON - Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre *
10/10 London, ON - Call the Office *
10/11 Hamilton, ON - Dundas Valley Montessori School *
10/11 Toronto, ON - Long Winter Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Takeover
10/16 Guelph, ON - Club Vinyl *
10/17 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *
10/18 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *
11/08 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade ~
11/10 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ~
11/11 Washington, DC - DC9 ~
11/12 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter ~
11/13 Durham, NC - Pinhook ~
11/14 Charlotte, NC - Neighbourhood ~
11/15 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ~
11/16 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree ~
11/18 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa ~
11/19 Dallas, TX - City Tavern ~
11/20 San Antonio, TX - 402 Bar ~
11/21 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain ~
11/23 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar ~
11/24 Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon ~
11/25 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar ~
11/28 Los Angeles, CA - Echo ~
11/29 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ~
12/01 Portland, OR - Doug Fir ~
12/02 Seattle, WA - Barboza ~
12/03 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret ~
* with the Wooden Sky
~ with Alvvays
Read our recent interview with Absolutely Free here.