Canadian fuzz-pop quintet Alvvays announce the US release of their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, due July 22nd, 2014 via Polyvinyl Records. Produced by indie-guru Chad VanGaalen and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), the album’s dazzling melodies and sun-splashed haze conceal themes of drunkenness, death and defeat.
Having already been chosen by NME as “a band everyone will be talking about after SXSW”, the band have also captured the attention of the likes of Pitchfork, DIY and Stereogum, with their tracks ‘Adult Diversion’ and ‘Archie, Marry Me’.
Comprised of Molly Rankin (lead vocals/guitar), Kerri Maclellan (keys/vocals), Alec O’Hanley (guitar), Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIsaac (drums), Alvvays take the template laid out by the likes of Scottish stalwarts Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle & Sebastian and fuse it with a strong sense of self and a unique personality. Each shimmering track on their debut full-length frames Rankin’s melancholic melodies and unwavering voice with meticulous arrangements and needlepoint guitars.
The album will be available on CD, 180-Gram Electric Blue and 180-Gram Cream (ltd edition of 300) vinyl, Blue Cassette and through all digital outlets.
Internationally Alvvays will be released by Transgressive in Europe, Royal Mountain Music in Canada, P-Vine in Japan and Hi-Note in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.