Published Aug 27, 2013Montreal-based '90s rock enthusiasts Solids have impressed with some short-form releases over the last few years, and now they're finally ready to drop their debut full-length. Blame Confusion will be out on October 8.
The duo consists of guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette, who cite bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk as influences. They recorded the album with Adrian Popovich (Sam Roberts, the Dears) at Mountain City Studio in Montreal.
A press release notes, "The duo has understood that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback effects."
You can hear this noisy approach on the full-throttle single "Traces," which is streaming below.
The album is also available to pre-order on CD or vinyl right here.
Also below, scroll past the tracklist to check out the band's upcoming tour schedule, which includes a heap of Quebec gigs and a couple of one-off shows outside of the province.
1. Over the Sirens
2. Off White
4. Haze Away
5. Blame Confusion
6. Laisser Faire
7. Cold Hands
8. Through the Walls
9. Not Complaining
08/29 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - FME $
08/31 St-Jérôme, QC - J-Festival #
09/13 Terrebonne, QC - Moulinet
10/08 Montréal, QC - Sala Rossa
10/24 Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Cha Cha ~
10/25 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop Explosion *
11/01 Joliette, QC - Albion ^
11/02 Québec City, QC - Cercle
11/07 Alma, QC - Café du Clocher
11/08 Chicoutimi, QC - Sous Bois
11/15 Ottawa, ON - Mugshots
11/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Zaricot
11/30 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Cabaret de la Dernière Chance
12/06 Trois-Rivières, QC - Egzagt
12/07 Dunham, QC - Brasseurs Dunham
$ with Blonde Redhead, Besnard Lakes, Suuns
# with Radio Radio, We Are Wolves
~ with U.S. Girls
* with METZ
^ with Duchess Says