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Listen: The Dears - “All the Hail Marys”

Times Infinity Volume Two Due Out July 14 via Dangerbird, Also Listen to "1998"

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When Montréal’s The Dears released their last album, 2015’s Times Infinity Volume One, the band promised that there would be a volume two (its title implied as much). Times Infinity Volume Two is due out July 14 via Dangerbird in the U.S. (and Paperbag in Canada). Previously they shared “Of Fisticuffs.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “All the Hail Marys.” Listen to it below, followed by another song from the album, “1998.”

Dears co-founder and frontman Murray Lightburn had this to say about “All the Hail Marys”: “I always wanted this to be the first thing anyone heard from The Dears in a long time…. This is easily one my fave Dears tracks of all time, maybe in the top ten. Lyrically, I think we all feel a little hopeless at times and somewhat swallowed by the daily pressures of life. Something I started doing recently is asking myself, ‘What would 30-year-old Murray do?’ Then I’ll usually do the opposite (laughs). The past helps me to reconcile the present and subsequently shape the future.”

Times Infinity Volume Two was recorded by founding members, and husband and wife, Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak in same two-year period they recorded Volume One, at Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A previous press release said of the album: “Both Lightburn and Yanchak identify Volume Two - a record driven by an unmistakable sense of unease - as the comparatively darker component of the Times Infinity series.”

Lightburn had this to say in the previous press release about 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.”

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