THE DEARS - PERFECT SON

Sunday
15
November 2020
  • Rotonde
TICKET 19.5
PREVENTE 16.5
BOTACARTE 13.5
Last tickets

Extra information

This concert originally planned on 15/04/2020 has been moved to 15/11/2020 for which your ticket(s) remain VALID. If the new date does not work for you, you can exchange your ticket(s) for a VOUCHER (remains valid for 1 year, after all we would like to see you again :-) or be refunded.

Ticket holders are contacted by email. You have time to let us know until 20/04/2020.

Intricate indie rock, carried by intense vocals

When

Sun. 15 Nov, 2020

Where

  • Rotonde
Their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie renaissance.

The Dears

The  Dears, a critically acclaimed  “orchestral-pop-noir-romantique” rock’n’roll band from Montréal, is the lifework of Murray A. Lightburn.  Son  of  a  jazzman-turned-preacher, Lightburn’s  attunement  to  songwriting  was  shaped  equally  by nineties rock and a broad tableau of gospel, soul, and pop music. The  band  formed  in  1995  and  released  their  first album, End  of  a  Hollywood Bedtime  Story,  in  2000.  Their  orchestral,  dark  pop  sound  and  dramatic  live shows  cemented  The  Dears  at  the  foundation  of  the  then-emerging Canadian indie renaissance. In 2001 and 2002, they released the EPs Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest,  respectively,  as  well  as  a  collection  of  unreleased songs, Nor the Dahlias. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SxSW ’04 launched their international career. Gang of Losers was released in 2006, and was well received by the press. 

The Dears’ music has been described as a cross between The Smiths and Serge Gainsbourg with Lightburn’s singing voice being likened to Morrissey as well as Blur’s Damon Albarn. The complexity of the music and arrangements has also been  compared  to  Radiohead,  Jethro  Tull  and  early  Genesis.  The  Dears’ powerful live shows have been described as: “…the sonic equivalent of seeing the face of God.” Gang  of  Losers was  named  to  the  Short  List  for  the  2007  Polaris  Music  Prize, and  the  follow-up Missiles was  released  in  2008. The  Dears’  fifth  studio album, Degeneration Street, was a Long List nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. 

The Dears - Times Infinity - Album Trailer
The Dears - I Know What You're Thinking and It's Awful

Perfect Son

Sometime in 2016, just as the Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Biliński began to find success through the dim and fractured electropop of Coldair, he knew it was time for a radical change. The songs on The Provider, Coldair’s much-lauded third album, had been an exorcism of sorts. Laced with songs about early death, chronic disappointment, and clouded minds, the record was, as he puts it now, his earnest attempt to “get all this old shit out.” That mission accomplished, he needed something new, a restart—the unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop of Perfect Son, delivered in 10 perfect shots on Biliński’s Sub Pop debut, Cast.

Perfect Son, it should be said, is Sub Pop’s first Polish artist, the result of an extended interest in Biliński’s work and the country itself from label co-founder Jonathan Poneman. Several years ago, Biliński applied to play at South by Southwest as Coldair. Poneman saw his performance, and was impressed. The two stayed in touch, with Poneman eventually signing Coldair to a publishing deal. “I bugged him about releasing my stuff constantly,” Biliński admits with a laugh. “And I guess he admired my persistence.”

Perfect Son - Almost Mine
Sunday
15
November 2020
TICKET 19.5
PREVENTE 16.5
BOTACARTE 13.5
Last tickets

Extra information

This concert originally planned on 15/04/2020 has been moved to 15/11/2020 for which your ticket(s) remain VALID. If the new date does not work for you, you can exchange your ticket(s) for a VOUCHER (remains valid for 1 year, after all we would like to see you again :-) or be refunded.

Ticket holders are contacted by email. You have time to let us know until 20/04/2020.