Across ten tracks and thirty-three minutes, the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance and altered dates.
After releasing the ear-bender In Undertow last month, the band have today given us another crushingly catchy heartstring-tugger in Dreams Tonite. “So morose for me, seeing ghosts of me, writing oaths to me,” sings Molly Rankin on the Cocteau-pop stunner – the song from which the album’s name is derived. “In fluorescent light, antisocialites watch a wilting flower.”
To write Antisocialites, Rankin traveled to Toronto Island, working in an abandoned schoolroom by day and sleeping a few feet from shore at night. “I carried a small PA on the ferry in a wheelbarrow,” she recalls. “Every morning I would listen to my favourite records on the beach, then I’d write melodies and record demos in the classroom.”
Antisocialites is out September 8 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order here.