Published Aug 18, 2017Following back-to-back EPs Everything Seems Obvious and Vampirism last year, Vancouver outfit Woolworm are nearly ready to drop their latest LP Deserve to Die — and Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive early listen to the album in its entirety.
The 10-track offering hears the band merging their hardcore roots with more pop-leaning tendencies, all under the guidance of producer Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders in their shared hometown.
As frontman Giles Roy previously explained, the new set of songs addresses "loss, regret, alienation and acceptance" — as well as death.
Nevertheless, the record hears the band toying with the juxtaposition of dark subject matter and brighter sounds. "You'll find yourself singing along in the sunshine, then you'll contemplate the tragedy that is human existence as the leaves begin to turn," a press release adds.
You can hear that contrast for yourself right now by streaming Deserve to Die in the player below. The LP is officially out August 25 via Mint Records, and Woolworm have a long string of Canadian dates coming up in support of the album. You can see their schedule below.
08/24 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore (Record Release show)
08/31 Calgary, AB - Palomino
09/01 Edmonton, AB - Secret Show
09/02 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern
09/03 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
09/04 Thunder Bay, ON - Apollo
09/05 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
09/07 Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
09/08 Quebec City, QC - TBA
09/09 Halifax, NS - Radstorm
09/12 Moncton, NB - Claude's House
09/13 Fredericton, NB - TBA
09/15 Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien (Pop Montreal)
09/17 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha Basement
09/20 Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
09/21 Regina, SK - The Artful Dodger
09/22 Calgary, AB - The Eddy
09/23 Edmonton, AB - The Rec Room
09/24 Kelowna, BC - Unitarian Fellowship
09/25 Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw *
* with Sheer Mag