The Dears Share "The Worst In Us," Announce New Album

With humble roots beginning in 1995, the Montréal-based The Dears, led by husband-wife duo of singer-guitarist Murray Lightburn and keyboardist Natalia Yanchak, announced the release of the group’s eighth album Lovers Rock (Dangerbird Records), dropping  May 15.

In anticipation of the album, The Dears share its phenomenal single, “The Worst In Us,” which is nothing short of brilliant. If The Dears have always made apocalyptic love songs for an existential crisis, there are also other constants, starting, of course, with the band’s two core members for two decades: Lightburn and Yanchak. There are also certain sonic and aesthetic parameters, within which the music can be both unsettlingly experimental and impossibly lush: part Bacharach, part Krautrock. From the anthemic anger and driving resignation of “Heart of An Animal” to the swoony, swerving, epic “The Worst In Us,” Lovers Rock is the sound of The Dears topping themselves yet again, an accomplishment borne of ambition, hard work, and a strong sense of identity. The Dears embark on a tour beginning in April. Dates are listed below.

Tour Dates:
04/09 – Athens, GR @ Temple [tickets]
04/11 – Istanbul, TR @ Babylon [tickets]
04/15 – Brussels, BE @ Le Botanqiue [tickets]
04/16 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange [tickets]
04/17 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute [tickets]
04/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Drygate Brewing Co. [tickets]
04/19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club [tickets]
04/21 – London, UK @ The Garage [tickets]
04/22 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire [tickets]
04/24 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown Rotterdam [tickets]
04/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso [tickets]
04/27 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub [tickets]
05/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill [tickets]
05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge [tickets]
05/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar [tickets]
05/30 – Queretaro, MX @ Pulso GNP Festival [tickets]
06/04 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern [early show tickets] + [late show tickets]
06/05 – Hamilton, ON @ Mills Hardware [tickets]
06/06 – Kingston, ON @ Mansion [tickets]
07/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade [tickets]
07/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle [tickets]
07/11 – Washington DC @ DC9 [tickets]