Toronto's Alvvays Recruit Chad VanGaalen to Produce Debut Album, Share New Video
Published Nov 07, 2013The folks who make up Toronto's Alvvays have been involved in the music industry for some time, as the five-piece lineup includes Rankin Family offspring Molly Rankin, former Two Hours Traffic member Alec O'Hanley and Danks drummer Phil MacIsaac, plus Kerri Maclellan and Brian Murphy. In the coming months, the musicians will continue to make headway with their latest project as they hit the road in advance of their upcoming self-titled debut album.
The impending record was produced by Canadian studio whiz Chad VanGaalen at his Yoko Eno studio in Calgary. It was mixed by Holy Fuck member Graham Walsh and indie super-producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). It will come out via Hollerado's label, Royal Mountain Records.
An exact release date has yet to be set in stone, but Alvvays will be out sometime in early 2014. According to a press release, "The songs are loud and clear and sure Scot-pop sublimated through Magnetic Fields and 1979." Other sonic touchstones include Teenage Fanclub, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Dolly Mixture, and Belle & Sebastian.
At the bottom of this page, watch a vintage-looking video for the peppy fuzz-pop track "Adult Diversion." The previously unveiled track "Achie, Marry Me" is also streaming below.
The band are currently touring in Canada's eastern half with Said the Whale. See the schedule below.
11/05 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte Street Arts Centre *
11/07 St John's, NFLD - The Rock House *
11/08 Halifax, NS - St Matthew's United Church *
11/11 Quebec, QC - Salle Multi *
11/12 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa *
11/13 Ottawa, ON - Ritual *
11/14 Guelph, ON - Brass Taps *
11/15 Kingston, ON - Grad Club *
11/16 St. Catharines, ON - Detour Music Hall *
11/20 London, ON - London Music Hall *
11/22 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton ^
11/25 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11/26 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
* with Said the Whale
^ with Young Galaxy