Ten Kens

'Namesake' (album stream)

BY Sarah MurphyPublished May 13, 2013

Toronto's Ten Kens are set to return with an expanded version of their third album Namesake on May 21, but you can listen to it right now at Exclaim.ca.

The record originally dropped last fall in a digital-only format, but next week the band will unveil physical copies of the album featuring four previously unreleased tracks.

According to a press release, Namesake moves the indie-prog outfit away "from their signature genre-bending dither" and "into a darkened psychedelic voyage of self-discovery."

Recorded over the course of a year, the record was engineered and produced by the band's own Brett Paulin and Dan Workman, who consider their sound to be the "thinking man's heavy rock." The album presents a narrative, spanning life, death and "all the sounds in between."

Ten Kens haven't released dates yet, but there are North American and European tours in the works.

For now, give Namesake a listen below.

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