The Dears have announced the release of their seventh studio album, Times Inﬁnity Volume Two, due July 14, 2017 through Dangerbird Records. The album is the second instalment of a two-album project from the Montréal band. Following a six-year absence, the band made their return to the UK earlier in 2017, with the much-applauded release of Times Inﬁnity Volume One and a run of sold-out UK & Euro live shows (the band’s ﬁrst since 2011), including London Village Underground.
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. Speaking about the process, Lightburn says of the ﬁnal mix sessions for Volume Two: “At the hotel2tango, it had been a 20 hour day. I worked deliriously towards ﬁnishing Volume Two. In part it was because I knew precisely how it was all supposed to ﬁt together but mostly because there was another band’s session coming within just hours. It really recalled those overnight mixing sessions for No Cities Left, complete with a fresh-faced Howard (studio co-owner Bilerman) arriving in the morning, coffee in hand, asking, ‘how did it go?’ I still don’t really know. But I did my best.” Both Lightburn and Yanchak identify Volume Two – a record driven by an unmistakeable sense of unease – as the comparatively darker component of the Times Inﬁnity series.
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