Chains of Love 'Misery Makers Vol. 1' (EP stream)

Chains of Love 'Misery Makers Vol. 1' (EP stream)
It's been a long time coming, but Vancouver soul-pop outfit Chains of Love are finally set to release their Misery Makers project, though now as a series of EPs instead of a full-length LP. As reported, the first volume drops November 5 through Manimal Vinyl/Light Organ, but you can give the set a stream ahead of time now via Exclaim.ca.

As you'll hear via the player down below, the five-song outing includes previously premiered tracks like the psychedelic rave-up "Come and Play" and the equally '60s-flavoured hip-shuffler "Follow Me," but the band slow things down for the sultry "Sugar," fuelled by Nathalia Pizarro's smoky coo and the playful ping of a glockenspiel.

The collection was recorded by the band's Felix Fung at his Little Red Sounds studio in East Vancouver. The guitarist shared production duties with Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Dum Dum Girls, the Raveonettes), while Alonzo Vargas (Dum Dum Girls, the Raveonttes, Eternal Summers) mixed the EP.

A press release hints that volume two will arrive in early 2014 and will be supported with tour dates.