By: Curtis Sindrey –
Beloved Hamilton-based alt-rock band Arkells have announced their new album, Morning Report, which is set to be released on August 5th on Last Gang Records/eOne/Universal Music Canada.
The band also released a new video for the first single “Private School”, which features vocals from Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks. Watch it below.
Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83), Brian West (Sia, AWOLNATION), and Gus van Go (The Stills, Wintersleep), Morning Report serves as Arkells’ fourth album, and first LP since 2014’s High Noon, which landed on #1 on the Canadian iTunes chart and earned the band a certified Gold record (Canada) and 2015 JUNO Awards for Best Group and Best Rock Album.
“Many of the songs are inspired by friends and family: I have a lot of interesting characters in my life and take a lot of joy in being able to write about them,” lead singer Max Kerman admits. “A lot of songs start from what happened the night before – that’s where the title comes from: friends who text the next day and demand ‘Give me the morning report!’” Kerman continues, “this is our weirdest, funniest, saddest record yet, and therefore, our most honest one, too.”
Fans can pre-order Morning Report on iTunes, and Spotify.
Morning Report Tracklisting
1. Drake’s Dad
2. Private School
3. My Heart’s Always Yours
5. Passenger Seat
6. Making Due
7. Round and Round
8. Hung Up
9. Come Back Home
10. A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)
11. And Then Some
12. Hangs The Moon
This summer Arkells will hit the road for a string of festival performances, making first time appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Firefly Music Festival. More tour dates to be announced soon.
Arkells 2016 Tour Dates
June 10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 15 & 16 – Dover, DE @ FireFly Festival
June 25 – Kirkland Lake, ON @ Kirkland Lake Community Complex
July 14 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
July 23 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts
July 24 – Rock The Shores @ Colwood, BC
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Festival
July 30 – New Glasgow, NS @ The Riverfront Jubilee
August 21 – Leipzig, GR @ Highfield Festival
August 23 – London, UK @ Lexington
August 25 – Ubersee, GER @ Chiemsee Summer Fest
September 9 – Jackson-Triggs – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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