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Four albums in, Dune Rats are still finding new ways to connect with the creative chaos that is at the core of their music. The band, beloved for their carefree and no-holds-barred approach to rock music, have demonstrated time and time again that a formula for memorable music and longevity doesn’t need to be overcomplicated. The secret to Dunies’ success lay in the band’s unshakeable dynamic and their unabashed love for music that just makes you feel good. With Real Rare Whale, Dune Rats take this simple formula and kick it up an extra few notches – the final output representing a new phase for the group; perhaps their most ambitious and cohesive collection of work to date.
Brandon Williams makes resonant songs that capture isolation and resilience. As the songwriter behind Chastity, the Whitby, Ontario musician has made three unrelentingly perceptive albums culminating in the cathartic Suffer Summer, which is out January 13, 2022 via Deathwish and Dine Alone Records. The LP caps off an album trilogy that showcases both Williams’ emotional range as a lyricist but also his boundless love of outsider music. His 2018 debut Death Lust pulled from Unwound and The Smashing Pumpkins as he grappled with mortality while 2019’s Home Made Satan dealt in world-weary anxiety and Hum-like atmospherics. But Suffer Summer is a meditation on happiness, channeled through powerhouse riffs and undeniably potent choruses, sung with Mineral and Jimmy Eat World worn on his sleeve. It’s an album that shows how healing and staying content is hard but necessary work.