Montreal indie rock band The Dears has a new single out ahead of their upcoming full-length album, called “Heart of an Animal”.
This latest release from the five-piece serves as the second single off of their upcoming album, Lovers Rock.
Lead singer Murray Lightburn had this to say about the track:
“I’ve been trying to get ‘Heart Of An Animal’ on a Dears album for a very long time, but for whatever reason it just never fit. Now it kicks off and sets the overall tone of Lovers Rock. It was by far the most difficult song to sing for me, as it hits the very top of my range.”
Lovers Rock is set to drop on May 15 via Dangerbird Records and the band expects their vinyl copies of the album to arrive in stores worldwide on August 21.
As it stands, the band currently has a three-show run in southern California booked for late August before they head out on a European tour in November. Here is the full list of dates:
08/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
08/30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/10 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
11/12 – Istanbul, TR @ Babylon Bomonti
11/13 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noiree
11/15 – Brussels, BE @ Le Bontanique
11/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/18 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/19 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
11/21 – Glasgow, UK @ Drygate Theatre
11/22 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
11/23 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange
11/24 – London, UK @ The Garage
11/25 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
11/27 – Athens, GR @ The Temple
12/06 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
12/07 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware
12/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
12/12 – Washington DC @ DC9
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