Look we’ll be honest. We still haven’t gotten over the beautiful majesty that is Alvvays‘ remarkably gorgeous recent single “In Underow,” a song of the year contender that has recieved daily spins here at Vanya HQ since the day it dropped in early June. We’ve been so hung up in the track that we’re not even sure we’re mentally ready to embrace a new song from the Toronto dream-pop quartet, but after some proper reflection we decided it may actually do us some harm to ignore it and maybe we should move on and carry forward.

For journalism.

So with that, we present “Dreams Tonite,” a gentle pop floater that continues Molly Rankin’s rep as a gifted songwriter and storyteller, and another blissful brick in what’s shaping up to be one hell of an LP. And while it sounds lovely, it’s again Rankin’s lyrics that enrapture the listener. “So morose for me, seeing ghosts of me, writing oaths to me,” Rankin offers here. “In fluorescent light, antisocialites watch a wilting flower.”

Like its predecessor, “Dreams Tonite” is the from Alvvays’ upcoming album Antisocialites, due September 8 on Polyvinyl. Less than a month later, on October 3, the band plays the Paradise Rock Club in Boston as the kickoff for their North American tour. We cannot endorse these shows enough.

Featured Alvvays photo by Arden Way.

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 SOLD OUT
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 * SOLD OUT
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
December 13: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
December 14: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
December 15: Mod Club – Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
December 16: Mod Club – Toronto, ON SOLD OUT

+ w/ AlaskaAlaska
* w/ Nap Eyes
^ w/ Jay Som

 

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