KEN mode drop new track, announce fall tour

KEN mode by Brenna Farris

Canadian noise rockers KEN mode are gearing up for the release of their new album, Loved, through Season of Mist on August 31st. Ahead of the LP’s unleashing, the band have just premiered (via Consequence of Sound) a fresh track dubbed “Not Soulmates,” which joins previously released new singles “Doesn’t Feel Pain Like He Should” and “Feathers & Lips.”

Regarding “Not Soulmates,” KEN mode mainman Jesse Matthewson says:

The main ‘chorus’ line, I suppose you could call it, “You’re going to continue enjoying this mistake with me”, was conceived by Scott’s wife. This song is about the many complexities of love and the humour that surrounds its entirety – whether people choose to process it or not. It’s got riffs you can throw round-house kicks to and is an ode to the Melvins and Zeni Geva.

Stream all three new songs below.

In support of Loved, KEN mode have confirmed North American and European / UK tours for the fall, featuring direct support from Birds In Row.

New York stops on the jaunt include:

Oct 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus [TIX]
Oct 25 Rochester, NY @ Photo City [TIX tba]

Scroll down for all upcoming KEN mode shows.


KEN mode live:

w/ Shallow North Dakota:
Sept 28 Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
Sept 29 Saskatoon, SK @ The Black Cat Tavern
Sept 30 Calgary, AB @ Palamino Smokehouse

USA tour w/ Birds In Row:
Oct 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 14 Chicago, IL @ Live Wire
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Oct 16 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
Oct 18 Atlanta, GA @ Basement
Oct 19 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Oct 20 Falls Church, VA @ VFW 9278
Oct 21 Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 23 Portland, ME @ Geno’s
Oct 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Oct 25 Rochester, NY @ Photo City
Oct 26 Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Oct 27 Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Oct 28 Quebec City, QC @ La Source De La Martiniere
Oct 29 Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ

European / UK tour w/ Birds In Row & Coilguns:
Nov 15 Joué, FR @ Temps Machine
Nov 16 Orléans, FR @ Astrolabe
Nov 17 Bordeaux, FR @ Void
Nov 18 Toulouse, FR @ Rex
Nov 19 Montpellier, FR @ Blacksheep
Nov 20 Clermont, FR @ Raymond
Nov 21 Lausanne, CH @ Romandie
Nov 22 Besancon, FR @ L’Antonnoir
Nov 23 Kalsruhe, DE @ Die Stadtmitte
Nov 24 Gigors, FR @ CBGC’s
Nov 25 Milano, IT @ Magnolia
Nov 27 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur
Nov 28 Le Havre, FR @ Fort de Tourneville
Nov 29 Paris, FR @ Le Petit Bain
Dec 1 London, UK @ MacBeth
Dec 2 Brussels, BE @ Magasin4


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