Times Infinity Volume One is the first new album from the band in four years following a seemingly endless string of personal triumphs and tribulations. During this blurred period, founding member of The Dears Murray Lightburn was unsure of the band’s future. “When you start a band, you never think of the end. When we began work on this album, it was a process that consumed us completely, harkening back to our earliest days. In turn, the record became about sentimentality but in the face of great uncertainty; the concept of eternal love and all its fragility.”
This first track encapsulates The Dears’ neo-romantic songwriting and acts as a calling card for Times Infinity Volume One: ranging from electrifying pop to full-on primal screams; grinding guitar solos to soulful baroque.
With songs such as “To Hold And Have” and “Here’s To The Death Of All The Romance” there is no other way to describe Times Infinity Volume One than a new record that fuses narratives and pop in a way that will be praised for its ambitious grandiosity.
Times Infinity Volume One is propelled by passion and driven by The Dears’ dedication to creating music out of real emotions. The end result is an album clocking in at 38 minutes and a sweeping collection of orchestral pop / rock that is at once enlightening, angst-ridden and mesmerizing – a sound that has connected the group with a legion of fans and critics such as Rolling Stone, New York Times and NPR.
“Times Infinity is made of daydreams and spontaneous yet careful inspiration. That’s the sound of The Dears – always has been and always will be.”
Times Infinity Volume One was written over a two-year period, and committed to audio at the luxuriant Revolution Recording (Toronto) and Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango (Montréal) studios. The album was produced and mixed by Murray Lightburn, and recorded by Dave Schiffman (Rage Against The Machine), Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire), Efrim Menuck and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor.)
Known for a commanding live show that established The Dears as a unique and powerful presence, the band will head out on club tour this fall. Stay tuned for dates!
The Dears are currently putting the final touches on Times Infinity Volume Two to be released in early 2016.