Rock quintet Arkells’ highly anticipated new album, ‘Morning Report‘, will be released on August 5th on Last Gang Records/eOne. This is the band’s fourth album and first on Last Gang Records. The record showcases the intuitive interaction between frontman Max Kerman and Mike DeAngelis’ intertwining guitars, Nick Dika’s urgent basslines, Anthony Carone’s dulcet keys, and Tim Oxford’s lockstep drumming. Pre-order the album at iTunes.
The new video for the album’s first single, ‘Private School‘ is premiering on The FADER.
‘Morning Report‘ is Arkells’ first record since 2014’s ‘High Noon‘, which landed at #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. Arkells earned their place as the most played band at alt-rock radio in Canada in 2015.
‘Morning Report‘is comprised of click-tracked rhythms, subliminal samples, and electronic pulses – threaded together with horns and strings into a richly-textured mix which more readily recalls montage and collage approaches of Hip-Hop beatmakers than the direct plug-in-and-play attack of a live rock band. Lyrically, however, Kerman’s songwriting hits even closer to home on this 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,” 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!’” Max continues, “this is our weirdest, funniest, saddest record yet, and therefore, our most honest one, too.”
- Drake’s Dad
- Private School
- My Heart’s Always Yours
- Passenger Seat
- Making Due
- Round and Round
- Hung Up
- Come Back Home
- A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)
- And Then Some
- Hangs The Moon
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