Toronto Punk Icons the Scenics Unearth Lost Recordings, Announce Canadian Tour Dates
Published Sep 14, 2009The Scenics were an early new wave/punk quartet from Toronto who had a respectable run from 1976 to 1982. Their output was mostly limited to one full-length album, 1979's Underneath the Door, and last year's collection of Velvet Underground covers called How Does It Feel to Be Loved?. Now, it has been revealed that the band will be unearthing a lost album and celebrating it with a tour.
The album is called Sunshine World, and is composed of lost recordings that the band made on a four-track recorder in 1977 and 1978. The album includes 13 original Scenics songs, along with covers of the Kinks and Tommy James and the Shondells, and is due in stores on October 13 via Dream Tower.
In the meantime, songs from the record can be heard here.
Apparently, all of this recent attention has got the band thinking about new material, as they've planned both a Canadian tour and a new album. The tour will see them play Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Hamilton around the time of Sunshine World's release, while an album of all-new material has been recorded and is expected out next year.
10/13 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
10/14 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/15 Montreal, QC - Green Room
10/18 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood