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Alvvays Release New Song “Belinda Says” and New Song + Official Video “Very Online Guy”

Alvvays are set to release their highly anticipated new album Blue Rev on Polyvinyl Records on October 7th, 2022 and today they release two new singles “Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy.

Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy”: https://alvvays.ffm.to/bsvog

“Belinda Says” pays homage to pop icon Belinda Carlisle referencing her iconic 1980’s hit “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” The song, whose lyrics reference the album title (“blue rev behind the rink”), is nostalgic and brimming with brightness, showcasing the band’s knack for creating stadium ready indie-rock.

Alvvays are gifting us with a double song release showing the depth of Blue Rev by also releasing “Very Online Guy.” The song, which touches on internet ‘reply guys,’ is lyrically one of the most tongue-in-cheek yet from Molly Rankin’s whip-smart treasure trove of lyrics. Rankin and Alec O’Hanley have also put on their director hats, teaming up with director and media artist Colby Richardson to make the video for “Very Online Guy.” The video was filmed with an old Handycam and the results are an analogue fantasy land.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “VERY ONLINE GUY”:

The band had this to say about the songs: “Two new lambs for the cultural volcano! One more sweet slurp of alcopop dedicated to the girls wiping tables called ‘Belinda Says’ and the dial-up electronic dream ‘Very Online Guy.’

We painted and shot the Belinda Says video in our living room. We directed a mosaic-mode vid for ‘V.O.G’. with our videoguru friend Colby. This was easily the funnest thing we’ve ever shot. Enjoy our clunky low-bit collage of aliased key clacking and step-dance scramble on your CRTs.”

The tracks follow previously released singles “Easy On Your Own?” and “Pharmacist,” both songs set the music world alight with critics and fans alike delighted. It’s been 5 years since Alvvays released their last album Antisocialites and Blue Rev doesn’t simply reassert what’s always been great about the band but instead reimagines it. The 14 songs make it not only the longest Alvvays album but also the most harmonically rich and lyrically provocative.

Alvvays will be touring North America this fall giving fans a much needed cathartic release.The band have just announced an additional show at Pomona’s The Glass House with Slow Pulp on Oct. 28. All dates are listed below.Alvvays Release New Song &Quot;Belinda Says&Quot; And New Song + Official Video &Quot;Very Online Guy&Quot;, Yours Truly, News, September 24, 2022

2022 World Tour Dates:

  • 10/2 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/3 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla  [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/5 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute2  [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/6 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall  [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/7 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall  [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre $
  • 10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave. $
  • 10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot $
  • 10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $
  • 10/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom $
  • 10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre $
  • 10/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre $
  • 10/24 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge $
  • 10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $
  • 10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $
  • 10/28 – Pomona, CA – Glass House $ [Just Added) 
  • 10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern $
  • 10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park $  [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/02 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $
  • 11/04 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs $
  • 11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory $
  • 11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse $
  • 11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works $
  • 11/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel $
  • 11/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $
  • 11/15 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall $
  • 11/16 – New York, NY @ Kings Theater $
  • 11/18 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner $

$ w/ Slow PulpAlvvays Release New Song &Quot;Belinda Says&Quot; And New Song + Official Video &Quot;Very Online Guy&Quot;, Yours Truly, News, September 24, 2022

Blue Rev Tracklisting

  1. Pharmacist
  2. Easy On Your Own?
  3. After The Earthquake
  4. Tom Verlaine
  5. Pressed
  6. Many Mirrors
  7. Very Online Guy
  8. Velveteen
  9. Tile By Tile
  10. Pomeranian Spinster
  11. Belinda Says
  12. Bored in Bristol
  13. Lottery Noises
  14. Fourth Figure

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