But there are no false performances from KEN mode
“What was the last thing you’ve done that matters?”
This is the question posed by “Dead Actors“, the fourth and probably final stand-alone preview song we’ll get from Canadian miscreants KEN mode before their new album Success drops fo real – and you get the sense that it’s asked with absolute sincerity.
As we’ve seen from “Blessed“, “These Tight Jeans“, and most recently “Management Control“, Success is a wildly different beast to what’s come before. There’s nuance aplenty across just these three, from the Oxbow/Eugene Robinson-induced nightmare of the former to the troll shaming of the second. “Dead Actors” is the climactic final piece of the puzzle; a wild noise-rock outro of blistering proportions. It seethes red hot, and promises much from the record prior to the impact of this blazing catastrophe.
So different and interesting is Success, that you understand the record matters to them most earnestly.
With that in mind, give “Dead Actors” a listen and prepare yourself for the album proper.
Success comes out June 16th via Season of Mist. The travelling trio have a heap of live dates planned both before (Europe) and after (North America) that in, which look something like this:
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