Published Feb 08, 2012Since Chains of Love's live debut last spring, much ink has been spilled over Vancouver's sultry soul revivalists. Rather than rest on the hype behind their first two singles, though, the band will soon be cranking out more '60s R&B-imbued tracks on their upcoming record Strange Grey Days.
So far we haven't heard a lot about the upcoming record, which recently made it onto Exclaim!'s list of most anticipated Canadian releases of 2012, but if first single "He's Leaving (With Me)" is any indication, the retro vibe of the band -- driven by the vocal melodies of singer Nathalia Pizarro and guitarist Rebecca Marie Law Grey -- remains intact. To hear for yourself, Exclaim! is streaming the song down below.
You can hear the full platter March 13 when Dine Alone releases it digitally and on CD. Physical medium lovers will be glad to know that on top of the seven new tunes, the CD will also include the songs from last December's "Breaking Hearts"/"In Between" seven-inch. You can check out the tracklisting below and the record cover is above.
Chains of Love will also be hitting the Canadian road later this month for a string of shows down the West Coast, and they'll make their way back home from the Maritimes with fellow Vancouverites Said the Whale come March. You can check those dates below as well.
Strange Grey Days:
2. "Lies Lies Lies"
3. "Mistake Lover"
4. "I'd Rather Be Crying"
5. "Strange Grey Days"
6. "All The Time"
7. "He's Leaving (With Me)"
8. "In Between" (CD Bonus Track)
9. "Breaking My Heart" (CD Bonus Track)
2/16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
2/21 Seattle, WA - Funhouse
2/23 San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar (Noise Pop)
2/24 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
2/27 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
3/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
3/12-17 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/23 Toronto, ON - CMW
3/27 Saint John, NB - Peppers Pub*
3/28 Halifax, NS - Reflections Cabaret*
3/30 Corner Brook, NL - Grenfell College*
3/31 St. John's, NL - TBA*
4/5 Charlottetown, PEI - UPEI*
4/6 Moncton, NB - The Manhattan*
4/7 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte St Arts Centre*
4/8 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle*
4/10 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange*
4/11 Ottawa, ON - Ritual*
4/12 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood*
4/13 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall*
4/14 London, ON - London Music Hall*
4/16 Windsor, ON - Capitol Theatre*
4/17 Detroit, MI - The Lager House*
4/18 Chicago, IL - Double Door*
4/21 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater*
4/23 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger*
4/24 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre*
4/25 Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre*
4/26 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom*
4/28 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat*
4/29 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat*
5/3 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre*
5/4 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall*
* with Said The Whale