Hear the new album from noise-rock group Tunic, Wrong Dream

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On Friday, Canadian noise rock trio Tunic release their new album Wrong Dream via Artoffact Records. The group’s third record follows 2021’s Quitter, and here the band builds on their taut, aggressive approach, still steeped in abrasive textures and heavy rhythms, but with more space and tension between the moments of explosive climax. It’s an album as much about the anxious in-between as it is the moment of impact, and the band is streaming it in full today ahead of its release tomorrow.

Tunic’s David Schellenberg said in a statement, “For the longest time Tunic used to be about punishing the listener with the loudest, fastest and most intense songs possible and we still hold true to that a lot of the time now, especially live, but we’re just adding a bit more dimension to our songs now. To be honest, I wasn’t always confident in my songwriting abilities so I played it safe with short, fast and intense songs. Since we had time to develop these songs and to avoid creating a record that sounded too similar to our previous work, I was able to demo them over and over again in my home studio and become a bit more confident in exploring more melody and less noise.”

He added, “this record is about pursuing the ‘wrong dream’ be it a lifestyle that leads you down a negative path that leads you to illness or pursuing ‘the American dream’ of capitalism. I have no advice to give, I have no idea if I’m on the ‘right’ path myself. I just try to be happy and fulfilled in my life and I hope that others can find that too.”

Hear the Tunic Wrong Dream stream below, and check out the group’s upcoming tour dates as well.

Tunic tour dates:

May 3 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Mortimers
May 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 7 – Detroit, MI – City Club
May 8 – Windsor, ON – The Meteor
May 9 – Waterloo, ON – Dive Bar
May 11 – Toronto, ON – Orwell’s
May 12 – Ottawa, ON – Rainbow
May 13 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
May 14 – Boston, MA – O’Briens
May 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
May 16 – Allentown, PA – Red Door at Muhlenberg College
May 18 – Washington, DC – Pie Shop
May 19 – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – Farewell
May 21 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
May 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
May 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Aviary
May 27 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse

Oct 03 – Phoenix, AZ – Linger Longer Lounge (J)
Oct 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (J)
Oct 05 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room (J)
Oct 07 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar (J)
Oct 10 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern (J)
Oct 11 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater (J)
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The DLC @ Quarters (J)
Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Skylark Lounge (J)
Oct 17 – St.Louis, MO – Off Broadway (J)
Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – Schubas (J)
Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G (J)
Oct 21 – Columbus, OH – The Basement (J)
Oct 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (J)
Oct 25 – Washington, DC – DC9 (J)
Oct 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (J)

(J) = with John

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