by Andrew Sacher

photo by David Waldman
Dilly Dally

Toronto's Dilly Dally quickly became one of the more exciting new indie rock bands of last year with their impressive singles and killer live show. Now they've signed to Partisan Records (Torres, Craig Finn) in the US and Buzz Records (Greys, The Beverleys) in Canada to release their debut album, Sore, on October 9.

The album's first single, "Desire," does just what those early singles did best -- re-imagine '80s/'90s indie rock for the current era. It has bashing grungey guitars, Katie Monks' voice is fiery and distinct, and it sounds fresh but also familiar (probably because it sounds quite a bit like the Pixies' "Gigantic" at times). Listen, and check out the artwork and tracklist, below.

The band also announced a tour with fellow Toronto distortion lovers METZ (no NYC stops though). Those dates are also listed below.

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Dilly Dally

Tracklist:
01. Desire
02. Ballin Chain
03. Snake Head
04. The Touch
05. Next Gold
06. Purple Rage
07. Get To You
08. Witch Man
09. Green
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned By The Cold

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Dilly Dally -- 2015 Tour Dates
7/27/2015 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club *
7/29/2015 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret *
7/30/2015 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina *
7/31/2015 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
8/1/2015 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room *
8/3/2015 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre *
8/4/2015 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
8/5/2015 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
8/7/2015 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Shop - w/Speedy Ortiz
8/10/2015 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
8/11/2015 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
8/13/2015 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
8/14/2015 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
8/15/2015 - Austin, TX - Red 7 *
8/18/2015 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
8/19/2015 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
8/21/2015 - Norman, OK - Opolis - w/Sex Snobs
8/23/2015 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo
8/24/2015 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness

* = w/METZ