Toronto Punks Pkew Pkew Pkew announced a new album, open barscheduled for May 13 via Dine Alone (Pre-order). It was produced by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up, METZ) and directed with “songwriting accompaniment and support” from Craig Finn of The Hold Steadyand you can definitely hear some of The Hold Steady’s core rock in the heartbreaking debut single “Maybe Someday”.
“This song is about sharing a room with [guitarist] Ryan to save money on rent,” says lead singer Mike Warne. “It worked for a few months because we both stayed with our partners, but when Ryan’s fiancé moved to Edmonton, all of a sudden he was home all the time. video below.
Of the album as a whole, Mike continues, “As we didn’t have a deadline to finish, we felt a lot more free to take our time and mess around in the studio. Jon is the kind of producer who is willing to try anything, so we had a lot of fun playing with trumpets, old moog synths, glockenspiels.”
Pkew Pkew Pkew also opens part of Bouncing Souls‘ spring tour. All dates are listed below.
1. Let the bridges we burn light the way
2. Mom’s Penny
3. Maybe one day
4. Mr. Meowers
5. Fresh Pope
6. Stick ‘n’ Ched Beer
7. Safety last
8. A Different Jimmy
9. Stick to your guns, Pookie
10. Drink in the park
11. Young Pro
Pkew Pkew Pkew – 2022 Tour Dates
Apr 22 Fri Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL, USA*
April 23 Sam Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL, USA*
April 26 Tue Magic Stick Detroit, MI, USA*
April 27 Wed Rec Room Buffalo Corners, NY, USA*
April 28 Spirit Hall Game Pittsburgh, PA, USA*
Apr 29 Fri Grog Shop Cleveland, OH, USA*
April 30 Sam Phantom Power Millersville, PA, USA*
* – with bouncing souls