ong-running punk/metal hybridists GrimSkunk issued their latest LP Set Fire! this past May, marking the first new album from the outfit since 2006. To celebrate the feat, the classic Quebecois combo will head out west for a quickie tour this October.
The band will make their way out from the Prairies towards British Columbia. The tour kicks off October 10 in Winnipeg and wraps October 19 in Vancouver. You can catch all the details for the ten-show spree, which features support on all dates from Toronto’s Dearly Beloved, down below.
Dearly Beloved’s Hawk Vs. Pigeon album wasn’t meant to be anything. It was just meant to be. Indeed, it existed as a very large, impenetrable and seemingly aimless digital sound file dragged home from a cathartic desert session at Joshua Tree’s infamous Rancho de la Luno studio – yes, that Rancho de la Luna studio – for nearly a year before the hard-working Toronto band had a chance to sit still for a minute, take stock and realize that, wow, it was sitting on one hell of a record. And that record was Hawk vs. Pigeon, the monstrously sublime slab of stoner/shoegaze/psych/prog/Goth/punk/pop you now hold in your hands, you lucky scamp. Cancel your appointments for the rest of the day, bolt the door, settle back on the couch with your favourite intoxicant and prepare to drink in seven shades of spontaneous awesomeness because this one’s a keeper. And a keeper all the more keep-able because, as we’ve already noted, it was never intended to be anything more than one endlessly put-upon band’s personal revenge on all the bullshit that kept making it forget why it loved being a band.
10/10 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
10/11 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
10/12 Edmonton, AB – New City Legion
10/13 Calgary, AB – Dicken’s Pub
10/14 Banff, AB – Wild Bill’s
10/15 Golden, BC – Rockwater Grill
10/16 Canmore, BC – The Drake Inn
10/17 Fernie, BC – Northern Hotel
10/18 Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s
10/19 Vancouver, BC – The Cellar