The Dears Takes You From Love To Mortality In “Taking It To The Grave”

Orchestral indie rock.

Photo: The Dears Facebook

Canadian indie rockers, The Dears, touch upon the fragility and solidity of love in their new single “Taking It To The Grave” – an orchestral rock piece that starts off with pinch of darkness and rises to an explosive synthphony. Starting off with a rather muted tune glinting with chords, the single feels like a noir soundscape where two star-crossed lovers are ruminating over the possibility and impossibility of finding each other again. Halfway into it, The Dears ditch the silence and splatters you with percussive waves and airy strings that deliver the emotional intensity of internally immortalizing someone you cannot have and taking those feelings to your deathbed. It’s heart-wrenching, beautiful, and intimate:

“Taking It To The Grave” is from The Dears’ seventh album, Times Infinity Volume Two, which will be out on July 14th. The Dears are comprised of husband-wife duo, Murray Lightburn (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass…basically everything) and Natalia Yanchak (vocals & keyboard), and Jeff Luciani (drums). The Dears hit the international spotlight with their second album No Cities Left and since then, they have received multiple awards, played at major festivals, and gained comparisons to other bands like Radiohead. As of now, they have shared some fall show dates:

North America 2017 tour

9/15 – Le National (Montreal, Canada)

Europe 2017 tour

10/5 – O2 Academy Oxford (Oxford, UK)

10/6 – The Haunt (Brighton, UK)

10/7 – Oslo (London, UK)

10/9 – Wedgewood Rooms (Portsmouth, UK)

10/10 – The Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

10/11 – O2 Academy 2 Newcastle (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)

10/12 – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (Glasgow, UK)

10/13 – O2 Academy 2 Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

10/15 – The Grand Social (Dublin, Ireland)

10/16 – Empire Music Hall (Belfast, UK)