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  • Kimya Bashar

Alvvays return with new single ‘Pharmacist,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Blue Rev’

At the end of June Alvvays teased their return with a cryptic video, and now they’re back with a brand new single, “Pharmacist.” The track arrives alongside the announcement of their first new album in five years, Blue Rev, out October 7th via Polyvinyl.

Alvvays have had a lot happen since the release of their sophomore 2017 album, Antisocialites. From a flood that ruined their equipment to stolen demo tapes to losing band members, Alvvays are ready for a fresh start. Now made up of singer Molly Rankin, guitarist Alec O’Hanley, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, and new drummer Sheridan Riley and bassist Abbey Blackwell, Alvvays are leaning into a new sound on “Pharmacist.”

The track sees the band turning to a louder sound on today’s album opener. Adding some upbeat drums to their quintessential shoegazy, surf rock guitars, “Pharmacist” is Alvvays with a new and refined edge.

Listen to “Pharmacist” below.


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