Published Jul 14, 2015Toronto grunge-pop gang Dilly Dally have been making a lot of headway as of late, and having amassed a big following in Toronto, they're looking to take the next step by releasing their debut album. Sore will be out on October 9 in partnership with Buzz Records and Partisan Records.
The album was produced by Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) and Leon Taheny (Austra, Owen Pallett). The band's core members Katie Monks (vocals/guitar) and Liz Ball (guitar) were joined by the rhythm section of Jimmy Tony (bass) and Benjamin Reinhartz (drums).
"Josh literally introduced me to pedals," Monks said in a statement about the album's creation. "He is obsessed with guitar sounds and helped us carve out the textures we wanted for our songs. Leon is great at looking at the big picture. Giving the songs what they need, and bringing clarity to the moments that needed it. Making that record was just six friends working our asses off together, having fun, and having serious talks about life and shit."
A press release calls the album "an updated version of the quiet-loud-quiet simplicity coined by the Pixies."
That Pixies comparison is certainly well-placed in regards to the opening cut "Desire," which can be heard at the bottom of this page.
Speaking of the song, Monks said, "We made this song the first track on our record because it gives off the feeling of a fresh start / new beginnings. It's about a huge sexual release, but it's also about fantasies, youth, and purity. Sore is an album about rebirth… hence its disgusting guitar tones and constant moaning. What can I say, happiness is a struggle, but the last thing I'd ever want you or anyone else to do is give up that fight."
Scroll past the tracklist below to see Dilly Dally's tour schedule, which largely consists of shows opening for METZ and includes a handful of Western Canadian dates.
2. Ballin Chain
3. Snake Head
4. The Touch
5. Next Gold
6. Purple Rage
7. Get to You
8. Witch Man
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned by the Cold
07/27 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club *
07/29 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret *
07/30 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina *
07/31 Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
08/01 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room *
08/03 Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre *
08/04 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
08/05 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
08/07 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Shop ^
08/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
08/11 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
08/13 Dallas, TX - Trees *
08/14 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
08/15 Austin, TX - Red 7 *
08/18 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
08/19 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
08/21 Norman, OK - Opolis ~
08/23 St. Louis, MO - The Demo
08/24 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
^ with Speedy Ortiz
* with METZ
~ with Sex Snobs