Alvvays at Phono del Sol 2016, by Paige K. Parsons

One of The Bay Bridged‘s favorite dream-pop bands of late is the breakout Alvvays, who recently announced their long-awaited sophomore album, Antisocialites, and an accompanying fall tour. The tour will bring them back to the Bay for the first time since their Phono del Sol appearance last summer.

In early June, Alvvays posted a teaser video on their Twitter feed. As reported by Stereogum, a Reddit sleuth decided to Shazaam the unmarked clip, revealing the title of the song, the album, and more songs. Days later, Alvvays made an official announcement confirming the album’s release date of September 8 and the kickoff of an an extensive fall tour the same week. The group will make its way to The Fillmore near the end of the run on October 24.

Last month, Alvvays released a music video for the single “In Undertow.” Lead singer Molly Rankin described the vibe as “aquacosmic psych meets public access TV,” explaining, “I’m aware of my own drowning fixation and fascinated by that bizarre lunar-tidal relationship. We’ve already filled our water video quota. Space is a trippier ocean.”

The San Francisco date also marks the end of the tour for Nap Eyes, one of several opening acts Alvvays will host on the tour. According to a very complimentary Pitchfork review of the band’s sophomore album, “Nap Eyes sound like the kind of slacker-rock band that plays while slumped over on half-folded futons, but even in its quietest moments, Thought Rock Fish Scale is an album brimming with passion and protest.”

Alvvays, Nap Eyes
October 24, 2017
The Fillmore
8PM, $22.50, 18+