Published Jun 21, 2016A little over one year removed from the release of Burnt Black Cars, Saskatoon indie rock outfit Slow Down Molasses have announced plans to return with their third studio effort this fall. Titled 100% Sunshine, the record will arrive this September 2 through Noyes Records.
Produced by Chad Munson and mixed in Glasgow by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian), the record is said to channel "the bleaker side of indie rock, evoking shoegaze, dream pop, psychedelic rock and darkwave at once." There is also some irony to be found in the title, with songs ruminating on "the idealization of success, what society deems a 'normal' life, and the spectre of depression lurking underneath a quixotic façade."
With a press release acknowledging that the group has felt "more like a loose collective than a band" with the revolving door of musicians contributing behind vocalist/guitarist Tyson McShane, 100% Sunshine was recorded with the group of players who toured behind Burnt Black Cars.
The PR further describes the band as being "tighter than ever" with the additions of drummer Jordan Kurtz, bassist Chris Morin, guitarist/keyboardist Aaron Scholz, guitarist Levi Soulodre and keyboardist/vocalist Jeanette Stewart.
Scroll through the tracklist to find the band's upcoming tour dates below, including two alongside Besnard Lakes and Built to Spill.
1. Faeries On High
2. New Release
4. Moon Queen
5. No Riots
6. Levitation Sickness
7. Terminator iii Vs Amon Duul ii
8. Ghosts & Vodka
9. Night Terrors
11. You Made Me A Ghost
06/23 Regina, SK - The Exchange*
06/24 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's (SaskJazz)#
06/25 Gimli, MB - Real Love Summer Festival
07/01 Rocky Mountain House, AB - Frog Fest
07/02 Edmonton, AB - 99ten
08/31 London, UK - Sebright Arms
09/01 Oxford, UK - The Cellar
09/02-4 Salisbury, UK - End of The Road Festival
09/08-11 Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
09/16 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's (Record Release Show)
* with Besnard Lakes
# with Built to Spill