DEARLY BELOVED

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DEARLY BELOVED is a monster of a band. Echoing through the snowy valleys and the jagged edges of the Great White North come the rapid, urgent bass lines of Rob Higgins and the confrontational wails of co-vocalist Niva Chow. The pair drive their music forward like an apocalyptic oil tanker from some Mad Max-ian dystopic future. Bred for the road like a rabid beast, Dearly Beloved is either on tour or preparing for their next one, opting for frequent jumps across the pond to the UK and Europe when their home base of Canada simply becomes too small for their ferocity.

Their influence has as much to do with Fear and Black Flag as it does Queens and Sabbath, mixing the speed and primal energy of hardcore punk with the brooding atmosphere of psych rock. All you need to know about Dearly Beloved is that they create a gigantic rumble, resonating somewhere deep within the earth below you: it shakes the foundations of your soul, and it might be one of the loudest sounds you’ve ever heard.

Their latest album “ENDURO”, available in Canada via eOne Music and worldwide via Aporia Records / Shellshock was conceived during ten maniacal days spent at Joshua Tree’s Rancho de la Luna, overseen by Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, ex-Queens of the Stone Age) with Higgins himself at the controls. The band then spent another ten days and nights tracking at Phoebe St., their own studio in Toronto, before the album was given a pristine mix down in Seattle by Grammy Award-winning producer, Adam Kasper (Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam). Enlisting an A-grade lineup of contributors such as Chris Goss (Masters of Reality) for some trebly and frantic guitar duties and Los Angeles-area drum guru Dave Elitch (Killer Be Killed, Antemasque, ex-Mars Volta) as well as Canadian indie rock lone wolf, Eamon McGrath, the record is a document of the ballistic energy laid to wax when four Canadians leave their winter climate for a psychedelic experience deep within the heart of the High Desert.

Like the band itself, "ENDURO" is road tested: Higgins broke the record in at full volume, blasting through the Mojave at top-speed to make sure the message was being accurately sent, right before returning home to Toronto to begin his rigid touring schedule. It’s a record built for breaking boundaries, both physical—volume, speed, strength—and musical, in the way it effortlessly mixes countless genres that all have one thing in common: that they’re as loud as fuck.
 
 
 
 
 

 

'OLYMPICS OF NO REGARD'

from ENDURO

 

'ENDURO'

from ENDURO

 

 

'LIVING PROOF'

from HAWK VS PIGEON

 

'CANDY COATED'

from THEY WILL TAKE UP SERPENTS

 

'ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION'

from THEY WILL TAKE UP SERPENTS

 

'THE RIDE'

from YOU ARE THE JAGUAR

 

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