Canadian Indie group Alvvays broke into the music scene 2014 with their self titled album which was received with applause from all in press and fans alike. After a 3 year wait we finally are treated to their sophomore album ‘Antisocialites’. Its never easy for a band to follow up on a critically acclaimed debut album that received accolades from Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone and more.
However the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin’s wit is refracted through a crystalline surf counterpoint. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, Alvvays have renewed their Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage.
The new effort’s 10 tracks find the band diving “back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates,” according to a press release. Such is the case with the lead single, “In Undertow”, a wave of strumming dream pop that crests with a surfy edge. The track finds lead singer Molly Rankin taking a dizzying but pragmatic look at a failing relationship.
The band have embarked on an extensive world tour this summer, culminating in the UK at a sold out show at London’s Koko.