TAS in Session: The Dears

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Canada Day is fast approaching on July 1, and one of Montréal's most notable bands is The Dears, who released their fifth album, Degeneration Street, earlier this year. The record heralds a real change for the 16-year-old rock band. Not only do they have a new lineup - of old friends - and a funkier, more experimental sound, but this collection marks the first time that singer and songwriter Murray Lightburn has co-written with his bandmates. Lightburn and guitarist (and co-writer) Patrick Krief dropped by The Alternate Side during a recent New York stopover and played an acoustic set of songs drawn from Degeneration Street, like "Thrones" and "Omega Dog."

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