Buck 65 Returns with ‘Neverlove’ Album, Books Canadian Tour

On September 30, Buck 65 – “a major rhymer, performer, storyteller, humanist visionary, and student of the DJ arts” (Robert Christgau) – will release his new album ‘Neverlove’ on Warner Music Canada. “Neverlove is a divorce record, plain and simple,” he says. “The old albums were made of wood; this one is made of steel. It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever made before.”

Buck 65 will support the release of ‘Neverlove’ with a substantial Canadian Fall Tour (dates listed below). As a special offer for fans attending these shows, every pair of tickets ordered will receive a digital download of the album and get the track “Only War” instantly. Tickets for Buck 65’s Canadian Fall Tour are available here www.buck65.com/tour. On sale dates for the Vancouver and Montreal shows to be announced.

As an album preview, Buck 65 has released the official video for “Only War” which blends the twitchy beats of trap music with a soaring operatic chorus sung by Tiger Rosa as one of nine songs to feature soaring female singers complementing Buck’s gruff delivery. Fans can watch the video for “Only War” here.

Though inspired by a dark time in his life, songs like “Heart of Stone” and “A Case For Us” are among the catchiest of his career. His old Anticon labelmates Alias and DJ Mayonnaise produced the hard-hitting opener “Gates of Hell” and Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff played drums on several songs. Other producers on the album include Dean Nelson (Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore), Martin Troemm, and Sunclef.

The album adds to a small tradition of divorce records like Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Here My Dear.’ “‘Neverlove’ is about the heartbreak, confusion, anger and madness I experienced after losing a love I expected to last the rest of my life,” Buck says. “Making this record is how I got through a terrible time in my life. I hope I never write another one like it.”

Buck 65 fans can now pre-order physical product from http://buck-65.myshopify.com/
in advance of the album’s release. ‘Neverlove’ is available as either a Double Vinyl (includes bonus CD version of the album) or as a single CD. The first 200 pre-orders receive a signed CD booklet from Buck 65. All pre-orders will receive an instant download of “Only War”

iTunes offers fans an exclusive Deluxe version of ‘Neverlove’ that includes 17 tracks. Pre-orders will include an instant download of “Only War” as well as 4 additional tracks made available in advance of the September 30th release date.

Buck 65 Canadian Tour Dates:

November 6/7 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar
November 8 Vancouver, BC The Imperial
November 10 Nelson, BC Spirit Bar
November 12 Edmonton, AB Royal Alberta Museum
November 13 Calgary, AB Commonwealth Stage
November 14 Regina, SK Exchange
November 15 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid
November 21 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
November 22 Ottawa, ON NAC
November 23 Burnstown, ON Neat Café Stage
November 28 Montreal, QC Corona
November 29 Halifax, NS Marquee

‘Neverlove’ Track List:
01. Gates of Hell
02. Je Taime Mon Amour
03. That’s The Way Love Dies
04. Love Will Fuck You Up
05. Only War
06. Baby Blanket
07. Heart of Stone
08. Super Pretty Naughty
09. She Fades
10. A Case For Us
11. Roses in the Rain
12. Danger and Play
13. Superhero in My Heart

“Only War” (official video):