Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved shares “Close Encounters” video from album out end of October

Dearly Beloved are currently on tour with US indie-rock giants Sebadoh

Dearly Beloved will release new album Times Square Discount on October 25 via Future Shock Records. The Toronto outfit is the creative braintrust of vocalist/bassist Rob Higgins and vocalist/percussionist/Theremin player Niva Chow and the new album features Dimitri Coats of OFF! on guitar, James Di Salvio of Bran Van 3000 and M83 conscript Jordan Lawlor.

Dearly Beloved hits the road in Europe + UK with Sebadoh on Friday and today, shares the ‘coming of age’ video for sonic statue, “Close Encounters.” Director Marc Sidelsky says, “The video is essentially a simple tale of the hormonal drives of a suburban teenage boy but most importantly, it all builds to a terrific climax.” The track is released worldwide on Friday 20th September.

Times Square Discount is, as Higgins puts it, “a rabbit-hole record,” and one partially born of “bingeing on Kubrick and drugs” and ruminating upon such fancies as “How do we make Kubrick an album?” and “How do you make an album version of The Shining?” in the van long enough for it to set in that the band’s thirst for weird and/or forbidden knowledge and collective capacity for conducting on-site empirical research could be put to far better use in each of the cities that it visits than simply bingeing on Kubrick and drugs in a van.

The band heads to Europe & the UK for a tour with Sebadoh this fall, with tour dates below and will be adding US dates in early 2020.

Dearly Beloved Tour Dates (all dates w/ Sebadoh)

Sep 20 – Cologne, GER @ Stadtgarten
Sep 22 – Berlin, GER @ Musik & Frieden / Blue Room
Sep 24 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Sep 25 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Sep 26 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Sep 27 – Antwerp, BEL @ Trix
Sep 28 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Sep 29 – London, UK @ Scala
Oct 01 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece
Oct 02 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 03 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
Oct 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Oct 05 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 07 – Paris, FR @ Le petit Bain
Oct 09 – Bilbao, SP @ Kafe Antzoki
Oct 10 – Barcelona, SP @ Razz 2
Oct 11 – Madrid, SP @ Sala
Oct 12 – Valencia, SP @16 Toneladas
Oct 13 – Majorca, SP @ Fabric Ramis
Oct 14 – Cadiz, SP @ Edificia Constitucion 1812
Oct 16 – Vigo @ La Iguana

Times Square Discount Track Listing:

1. Race To The Bottom
2. Vacation
3. LSD
4. Close Encounters
5. The Conqueror
6. Fuck the Banks
7. New Versus
8. Dog Food Thumbs
9. Al P
10. Super Hero

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