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Absolutely Free ready debut LP (stream a track), touring this fall including US dates with Alvvays

by Bill Pearis

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Absolutely Free, the band that rose from the ashes of Toronto’s DD/MM/YYYY, are set to release their self-titled debut album on October 14 via Lefse. The band have taken their time — three years — to hone their sound, that incorporates psych, pop and krautrock. (Wish Caribou still sounded like Andorra? It’s in the same groovy ballpark.) We’ve got the premiere of “Vision’s” from the album and you can stream it, and check out another track, below.

Having been a potent live force from pretty much the beginning, Absolutely Free will be on the road this fall, including an extensive US tour with Alvvays. Those dates include Alvvays’ already announced show at Rough Trade on November 8 (tickets). All dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below…


Absolutely Free – Beneath The Air

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Absolutely Free — S/T tracklist:
1. Window of Time
2. Beneath The Air
3. Striped Light
4. Burred Lens
5. Earth II
6. My Dim Age
7. Vision’s
8. Spiral Jetty

Absolutely Free – 2014 Tour
9/20 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Ought)
10/9 Kingston, ON @ Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre (w/ Wooden Sky)
10/10 London, ON @ Call The Office (w/ Wooden Sky)
10/11 Hamilton, ON @ Dundas valley Montessori School (w/ Wooden Sky)
10/16 Guelph, ON @ Vinyl (w/ Wooden Sky)
10/17 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ Wooden Sky) *record release
10/18 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ Wooden Sky) *record release
11/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Alvvays)
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (w/ Alvvays)
11/11 Washington D.C. @ DC9 (w/ Alvvays)
11/12 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ Alvvays)
11/13 Durham, NC @ Pinhook (w/ Alvvays)
11/14 Charlotte, NC @ Neighbourhood (w/ Alvvays)
11/15 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/ Alvvays)
11/16 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree (w/ Alvvays)
11/18 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa (w/ Alvvays)
11/19 Dallas, TX @ City Tavern (w/ Alvvays)
11/20 San Antonio, TX @ 402 Bar (w/ Alvvays)
11/21 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain (w/ Alvvays)
11/23 Phoenix, TX @ Valley Bar (w/ Alvvays)
11/24 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon (w/ Alvvays)
11/25 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (w/ Alvvays)
11/28 Los Angeles @ Echo (w/ Alvvays)
11/29 San Francisco @ Richshaw Stop (w/ Alvvays)
12/01 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ Alvvays)
12/02 Seattle, WA @ Barboza (w/ Alvvays)

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