[Cover photo credit to Scarlett O’Neill]
The band Arkells has released new album Laundry Pile, via Virgin Music. The release of the album was accompanied by a new music video for album closer-track “Quiet Love,” a song about “wanting to have a love back, but it being completely out of your hands.” The song follows previously released title-track “Laundry Pile” and “Skin.”
Frontman Max Kerman says:
‘Laundry Pile’ is our most raw, and intimate record yet. It’s the most cohesive thing we’ve ever made. There’s imperfections on the album, but that was kind of the point. We wanted to make the album simply feel as honest as possible.
Arkells celebrated the release of Laundry Pile early, holding the first of two surprise pop-up events coined “Arkells One Spin,” in Toronto. Fans lined the alleyways outside a local laundromat, waiting in line to be one of the first to take home Laundry Pile on vinyl, and be treated to a “one spin, one song” visit through the laundromat, where the band was set-up to play the new songs live for intimate groups of fans, as they passed through the experience. Arkells are also bringing the pop-up event to fans in their hometown of Hamilton.
Much of Arkells’ material is energetic, but this collection of songs are “more personal, pensive, and reserved.”
‘Laundry Pile’ is for the sentimental. It’s about having a wish that you know won’t come true. But all the things you learned along the way end up being the gift you really needed in the first place.
Arkells continue to announce a steady string of tour dates, on their “At Your Service” Fall tour. Arkells “At Your Service” Tour starts Sept 29th, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA.
ARKELLS FALL 2023 “AT YOUR SERVICE” TOUR
w/ special guest Robert DeLong
w/ special guest K.Flay^
Sept 29 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Sept 30 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
Oct 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Oct 3 – Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club
Oct 5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Oct 6 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct 8 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct 10 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf
Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre
Oct 16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Nov 9 – Guelph, ON – Sleeman Centre^
Nov 10 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre^
Nov 11– Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre