Published May 15, 2012It's been a busy spring for Toronto alt-rockers Dearly Beloved. Not only are they in the midst of a Canadian tour with Die Mannequin, but the band have been gearing up to release their latest album, Hawk vs Pigeon. Now that album is ready to go, and prior to its May 22 release via eOne Music, you can stream the whole thing at Exclaim.ca.
For the album's 11 tracks, Dearly Beloved recruited some big-name stars to make guest appearances. Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene/Cookie Duster fame plays guitar and piano on album opener "Miles Around"; elsewhere, Patrick Pentland of Sloan and Dave Catching of Eagles of Death Metal/Queens of the Stone Age contribute. The collection was recorded at Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, CA, and at Dearly Beloved's own Phoebe Street Studios.
Take a listen to Hawk vs Pigeon below. Dearly beloved are still in the middle of their Canadian tour, so be sure to see the schedule right here.