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Montreal’s The Dears will commemorate their 20th anniversary with the release of their new album Times Infinity Volume One, out on September 25 via Pheromone Records in Canada and Dangerbird in the US.
This is their first release since 2011’s Polaris Prize long-listed album Degeneration Street. To celebrate, the band has shared a free stream of ‘I Used to Pray for the Heavens to Fall’ via Noisey.
“When you start a band, you never think of the end. When we began work on this album, it was a process that consumed us completely, harkening back to our earliest days. In turn, the record became about sentimentality but in the face of great uncertainty; the concept of eternal love and all its fragility,” The Dears’ frontman Murray Lightburn said in a statement.
The band wrote the album over the course of two years before they finally recorded it at a combination of Revolution Recording in Toronto and hotel2tango in Montreal between summer 2014 and spring 2015.
Lightburn describes the album as, “both refined and sloppy. At times chill, always trill.” Lightburn continues, “Times Infinity is made of daydreams and spontaneous yet careful inspiration…. we want what comes out of your speakers to be true – ‘to you and for you.’ That is what always has been and always will be the sound of The Dears.”