September 22nd, 2022

Alvvays

Alvvays are set to release their highly anticipated new album Blue Rev on Polyvinyl Records on October 7th, 2022 and today they release two new singles “Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy.”

“Belinda Says” pays homage to pop icon Belinda Carlisle referencing her iconic 1980’s hit “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” The song, whose lyrics reference the album title (“blue rev behind the rink”), is nostalgic and brimming with brightness, showcasing the band’s knack for creating stadium ready indie-rock.

Alvvays are gifting us with a double song release showing the depth of Blue Rev by also releasing “Very Online Guy.” The song, which touches on internet ‘reply guys,’ is lyrically one of the most tongue-in-cheek yet from Molly Rankin’s whip-smart treasure trove of lyrics. Rankin and Alec O’Hanley have also put on their director hats, teaming up with director and media artist Colby Richardson to make the video for “Very Online Guy.” The video was filmed with an old Handycam and the results are an analogue fantasy land.

The band had this to say about the songs: “Two new lambs for the cultural volcano! One more sweet slurp of alcopop dedicated to the girls wiping tables called ‘Belinda Says’ and the dial-up electronic dream ‘Very Online Guy.’

We painted and shot the Belinda Says video in our living room. We directed a mosaic-mode vid for ‘V.O.G’. with our videoguru friend Colby. This was easily the funnest thing we’ve ever shot. Enjoy our clunky low-bit collage of aliased key clacking and step-dance scramble on your CRTs.”

Blue Rev

Alvvays will be touring North America this fall giving fans a much needed cathartic release.The band have just announced an additional show at Pomona’s The Glass House with Slow Pulp on Oct. 28.

2022 World Tour Dates:

10/2 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s [SOLD OUT]

10/3 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla  [SOLD OUT]

10/5 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute2  [SOLD OUT]

10/6 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall  [SOLD OUT]

10/7 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall  [SOLD OUT]

10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre $

10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. $

10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot $

10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $

10/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $

10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre $

10/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre $

10/24 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge $

10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $

10/28 – Pomona, CA – Glass House $ [Just Added)

10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern $

10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park $  [SOLD OUT]

11/02 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $

11/04 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs $

11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory $

11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $

11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works $

11/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel $

11/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $ [SOLD OUT]

11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $

11/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $

11/16 – New York, NY @ Kings Theater $

11/18 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner $

$ w/ Slow Pulp

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