Published May 01, 2012Over the last while, Kingston, ON power duo PS I Love You have shared a handful of tracks from their forthcoming second album, Death Dreams, but you can now stream the entire record, which marks the follow-up to 2010's Polaris longlisted Meet Me at the Muster Station.
Over here in our Click Hear section, you can stream all of Death Dreams before it drops on May 8 via Paper Bag. And if you're wondering where the band got that morbid album name, frontman Paul Saulnier recently shed some light on the curiously titled record in a recent interview with Exclaim!
"I have a lot of vivid dreams about my own demise," Saulnier explains. "Usually I'm being followed by a person or a thing that takes on death as an identity or I am already dead. There's this one that I've had a lot over the years where I'm a ghost and I'm on the same block of my old elementary school in Gander, NL, and I'm just running around the block and I can't escape. It's scary because there is no actual event of death. I just realize that I'm already dead and no one can see me."
Saulnier and drummer Ben Nelson recently announced a Canadian tour throughout May and June. Those who saw the band play at Canadian Music Fest in March with an extra musician (Tim Bruton, ex-D'Urbervilles/Forest City Lovers) might be thinking the duo is now a trio, but Nelson says they haven't added a new permanent member just yet.
"Our records will still be us, but our third record might be an actual band, who knows?" he says. "It was always just easier not to have a third head. There's only so much room in the van."
Adds Saulnier, "I've always thought if I knew the right person, it could work. If you listen to our records there are keyboards and a million guitars, so having a third person at shows is a good idea. We never really looked for anyone else to play with, but our friend Tim was around, so we thought we would ask him."
For now, check out all PS I Love You's tour dates below, and stream Death Dreams here. Also, check out more of Exclaim!'s PS I Love You interview here in our newly published cover story.
5/15 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
5/19 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
5/21 London, ON - The Alex P Keaton
5/23 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
5/25 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
5/26 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
5/28 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space
5/29 Fredericton, NB - The Capital Complex
5/30 Charlottetown, PE - Hunters Ale House
5/31 Halifax, NS - Michael's
6/2 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
6/9 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club