Last month, Canadian indie greats Alvvays released their sophomore album, Antisocialites. The record finds the band three years removed from their stellar self-titled debut and burrowing further into their dreamy jangle pop world. But what sets apart Antisocialites from its predecessor is Alvvays willingness to broaden their music in subtle ways. Touches of shoegaze (“Plimsoll Punks”) and twee punk (“Your Type”) find a way onto the album while glistening synths and solid riffs round out the world Molly Rankin and Co. have created.
Antisocialites is a huge step forward, and Alvvays’ popularity continues to grow which has resulted in several sold-out shows on their current tour, which includes their stop at L.A.’s Roxy Theater on Oct. 23 with Nap Eyes. Check out the video for Antisocialites standout “In Undertow” above.