Published Aug 17, 2016Building off of 2014's Mistakes, Montreal garage crew Sonic Avenues are set to explore all sorts of sonic possibilities with their next release, Disconnector. You can plug into the punky sounds of their fourth full-length effort on October 7 via Blow the Fuse in Canada and on Dirtnap in the U.S.
Though the outfit last offered up a re-released and expanded version of their self-titled album, Disconnector marks the first album of new material since Mistakes. The new record was cut this past winter by Adrian Popovich and Sonic Avenue vocalist/guitarist Maxime Desharnais at Montreal's Mountain City and Sound Salvation Studios.
While said to still feature "fast, noisy, fuzzed-out singalongs," the foursome apparently wanted to get "as far away possible from a formula of creative comfort" for discomfort. It's not yet been explained fully, but the record apparently has the outfit experimenting with instrumentation, as well as tempo and feel.
From a lyrical standpoint, themes Desharmais is working with this time around include "future and destiny, human potential and its annihilation, self-control, [and] abandon."
To tease the set, the group are streaming opening number "Future." You can hear it down below, where you'll also find Disconnector's tracklisting and info on the band's upcoming tour, which features several dates with Steve Adamyk Band.
2. Burn Like Fire
3. Dead Faces
4. Dancing in the Sun
5. Illusions: The System
6. Tunnel Vision
7. Forgetting the Sound of My Mind
8. Where No One Falls
9. This is Your Way Out
10/06 Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
10/18 London, ON - Call The Office
10/19 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
10/20 Columbus, OH - Bourbon Street Cafe
10/21 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
10/22 Chicago, IL - Bric-A-Brac Records
10/23 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
10/24 Springfield, IL - Black Sheep Cafe
10/25 Lexington, KY - TBA
10/26 Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia
10/27 Tampa, FL - Tequilas (Pre-Fest)
10/29 Gainesville, FL - Boca Fiesta (Fest)
10/31 Athens, GA - Flicker Bar*
11/01 Wilmington, NC - Reggie's*
11/02 Philadelphia, PA - The Pharmacy*
11/03 Asbury Park, NJ - TBA*
11/04 New York City, NY - Cake Shop*
11/05 Brooklyn, NY - TBA*
* with Steve Adamyk Band