New Sounds: Get swept up in Alvvays’ gorgeous guitar-pop single ‘In Undertow’

We’re admittedly still pretty shook over “Archie, Marry Me,” the painstakingly perfect guitar-rock jam from Alvvays that will no doubt be showing up in a few short years on every single Best Song of the 2010s list. Today (June 6), the Toronto band has delivered the long-awaited follow-up, detailing their sophomore album Antisocialites, due September 8 via Polyvinyl, and offering another exquisitely-paced and emotionally-charged single in “In Undertow.”

Get swept away in it below.

“This record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art,” says vocalist and guitarist Molly Rankin, who on “In Undertow” opens with the following: “You find a wave and try to hold on for as long as you can, you made a mistake you’d like to erase and I understand,”

Later on the track, she sings: “What’s left for you and me? I ask that question rhetorically.”

Alvvays will be spending a good chunk of 2017 on the road, and their long, winding tour around the globe lands at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on October 3. Full dates after the jump.

Featured Alvvays photo by Arden Wray.

Alvvays 2017 Live Dates:
August 5: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
August 5: Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
August 26: Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
August 27: St. Luke’s – Glasgow, Scotland
August 28: Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
August 29: Talking Heads – Southampton, UK
September 2: End of the Road Festival – Larmer Tree Garden, UK
September 3: Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK
September 4: Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
September 6: Bullingdon Arms – Oxford, UK
September 7: Gorilla – Manchester, UK
September 8: Koko – London, UK
September 9: Thekla – Bristol, UK
September 11: Point Ephemere – Paris, France
September 12: Blue Shell – Cologne, Germany
September 13: Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
September 14: Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany
September 16: Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
September 17: Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
September 18: Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 30: Music Tastes Good Festival – Long Beach, CA
October 3: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
October 5: Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
October 6: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
October 7: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
October 11: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
October 12: Exit / In – Nashville, TN
October 13: Saturn – Birmingham, AL
October 14: One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
October 16: White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
October 17: Mohawk – Austin, TX
October 18: Trees – Dallas, TX
October 20: Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
October 21: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
October 24: Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
October 27: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
October 28: The Showbox – Seattle, WA
October 30: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
October 31: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
November 2: First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
November 3: Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
November 4: Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
November 13: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
November 14: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
November 15: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
November 16: Mod Club – Toronto, ON