The first time we heard the title Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness we all laughed. For every album, the joke titles are a secret pleasure, but they're so in the moment that they're also kind of the truest. It really matches the spirit of how we made this thing, which is a spontaneous snapshot of where we are as a band.
After Forcefield Greg, Josh and I all left Toronto (to LA, NYC and "up north” - Graham holding down the fort in T.O. wut!) which made the time we had to record together more precious. We had a few short sessions that were packed with creative energy and it gave the tracks this raw, off the cuff feeling. I think the process took all of us back to the days of recording our first EP (ALIC is 10 years old now - holy shit!!).
We've been playing songs about love and guilt and heartbreak in a broad sense for a long time, however each of these songs zones in on a really specific personal feeling for me. "Not My Girl" is a 'timeline story' about someone I lived with but was usually apart from. "The Ocean" is about changing relationships in my family and a complicated Xmas. "Losing You" is about my friend going through a ton of anxiety because someone ghosted her, and I really related to that.
We don't know why people relate to our music exactly, but we're all totally honoured that they do. We hope these are 5 more songs you relate to and blast into your ears ad infinitum (...intended). We will be happy as hell if we get to hear you singing them with us when we roll through on tour. And stay tuned later this year for Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part 2: Return of Jafar!!!!!
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TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: More 2016 dates just added with We Were Promised Jetpacks! Fan pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am local. All tickets on-sale Friday at 10am local. Dates and links below - See you there!
4/15^* - Hamilton, ON - Casbah Lounge http://bit.ly/1pu2oA6
4/16^* - Hamilton, ON - Casbah Lounge http://bit.ly/1pu2nMs
6/2 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch http://bit.ly/21fuwCJ
6/3 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater http://bit.ly/21fuxqm
6/4 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s http://bit.ly/21fuz1t
6/6 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown http://bit.ly/21fuA5r
6/7 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre http://bit.ly/21fuBX6
6/10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile http://bit.ly/21fuCu7
6/11 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom http://bit.ly/21fuCKx
6/13 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom http://bit.ly/21fuFGj
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre http://bit.ly/21fuFWL
6/17 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up http://bit.ly/21fuElF
6/18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom http://bit.ly/21fuECi
6/20 - Austin, TX - Emo’s http://bit.ly/21fuH14
6/21 - Dallas, TX - Trees http://bit.ly/21fuIlp
6/23 - Champaign, IL - The Accord http://bit.ly/21fuIlw
6/24^ - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme http://bit.ly/21fuL0F
6/25^ - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square http://bit.ly/21fuLxI
^Without We Were Promised Jetpacks
*No fan pre-sale
TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT! Hope to see you at one of our 2016 shows. Fan pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10am local. All tickets on-sale Friday at 10am local. Dates and links below!
4/18 - Boston, MA - Paradise http://bit.ly/1SQzF5a
4/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer http://bit.ly/1SQzGG7
4/20 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza http://bit.ly/1SQzIOd
4/21 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club http://bit.ly/1SQzHK5
4/22 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall http://bit.ly/1SQzJSk
4/23 - Atlanta, GA - Sweetwater 420 Fest http://bit.ly/1R7QGXi
4/24 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
4/26 - Orlando, FL - The Social http://bit.ly/1SQzKpl
4/27 - Orlando, FL - The Social http://bit.ly/1SQzM0z
4/28 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room http://bit.ly/1SQzN4E
4/29 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre http://bit.ly/1SQzQgC
5/1 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall http://bit.ly/1SQzPcF
5/2 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn http://bit.ly/1SQzQNV
5/3 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge http://bit.ly/1SQzRkG
5/4 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House http://bit.ly/1SQzRBn
5/5 - Louisville, KY - Headliners http://bit.ly/1SQzTsO
5/6 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop http://bit.ly/1SQzTJq