Here’s a third new KEN mode song from their forthcoming album!
I was blown away by KEN mode‘s last album Entrench. It spoke to me in a way that a lot of noisy, quasi-hardcore records hadn’t since Botch, and solidified the band’s status as one of Canada’s best heavy musical outputs.
Their imminent album Success, however, seems to be en entirely different beast. What we’ve heard from it so far has been varied, and quite different from their earlier material – in a really good way. From scaring all and sundry alongside Oxbow‘s Eugene Robinson in “Blessed“ to calling out all them internet motherfuckers on “These Tight Jeans“, KEN mode are proving quite a gifted and dextrous trio.
We’ve gone another three weeks since the last new track – the first was three weeks before that – and so it’s about on cue that KEN mode have dropped a third. This one’s called “Management Control”, and goes a little something like this:
And how Steve Snereingly These Arms Are Snakes was that?! Jesse Matthewson’s drawl echoes the diction of the erstwhile Kill Sadie/TAAS singer fantastically, while the instrumentation pounds and twangs away with a surprisingly upbeat atmosphere to it.
Success is out June 16th through Season of Mist. They’ve a heap of live dates planned both before and after that, which are as follows:
May 25, 2015 – La Louviere, Belgium @ Taverne Du Théâtre
May 27, 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kb18
May 28, 2015 – Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Stube
May 29, 2015 – Paris, France @ OTB Festival
May 31, 2015 – Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival
June 1, 2015 – London, UK @ Macbeth
June 2, 2015 – Lille, France @ La Peniche
June 3, 2105 – Sint, Belgium @ Jeugdhuis Job
June 6, 2015 Poitiers, France @ Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Festival
w/ Fight Amp
June 16, 2015 – Toronto, ON @ The Shop (Parts & Labour) w/The Great Sabatini
June 17, 2015 – Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus w/The Great Sabatini
June 18, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/Pyrrhon, Couch Slut
June 19, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
June 20, 2015 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/Lo-Pan
June 21, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
June 26, 2015 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill w/Pop Crimes, Teethmarks