Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks

Alvvays will release their eagerly-awaited sophomore full-length album, Antisocialites, on September 8 via Polyvinyl Records.

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, and the catchy heartstring-tugger Dreams Tonite the Toronto-based group are giving us another taste of new music with the infectious Plimsoll Punks. The song is the band’s answer to Television Personalities’ ‘Part-Time Punks’ and a winking surf opus indictment of the self-righteous who intend to condescend.

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.