Sloan's Chris Murphy, Super Friendz's Matt Murphy and the Inbreds' Mike O'Neill revealed last year that they had banded together in a supergroup dubbed TUNS, and now Exclaim! is finally giving you a chance to hear their long-awaited self-titled debut album.
The band describe their sound as a cross between "power pop with intricate melodies" and "electrifying rock'n'roll," promising hopeful listeners that they have no intention of being "that supergroup that sounds great on paper and super lame on your speakers."
They deliver from the get-go with the soft jangle of "Back Among Friends" and "Mixed Messages," moving into a slightly crunchier sound on "Mind Over Matter," while "Look Who's Back in Town Again" sweeps listeners up in a psychedelic swirl. "Mind Your Manners" is another stand-out, picking up the pace with it's peppy drumbeat and jaunty guitars. The album wraps up with the sweet sway of "I Can't Wait Forever," hearing the band hold true to their word.
In support of the forthcoming record, TUNS will hit the road for a run of Canadian dates this fall. Check those out below, then hit play to hear their debut before it hits retailers on August 26 through Royal Mountain Records.
09/09-10 Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl
10/21 Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
10/22 St. John's, NL – The Ship
10/26 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
10/27 Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog
10/28 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
10/29 Ottawa, ON – Zaphods
11/03 London, ON – Call The Office
11/04 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
11/05 Guelph, ON – Ebar
11/25 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
(Royal Mountain Records)