Local Toronto heroes, Toronto Dwayne Gretzky, have announced the release of their self-titled debut album on August 23rd . The band shared the video for their lead single, “S.O.S.”, which was animated and directed by Anne Douris.
Dwayne Gretzky’s Nick Rose on the single:
“This project is about taking songs we love and recontextualizing them in some way for the sheer fun of it. We’re all big fans of ABBA, and “S.O.S.” is a particular favourite, so it was an interesting experiment to dress it up in different clothes and see it through a new lens. Lyrically the song has so much desperation and urgency, it seemed fitting to put in this sort of dark, piano-driven indie-rock world.”
Ahead of their album’s release, Dwayne Gretzky will be paying homage to the lost art form of flipping a 45rpm record by releasing a series of A-side/B-side digital singles. “S.O.S.” is their first A-side single and is complemented with a B-side of the track “Livin’ Thing (E.L.O. cover).”
July 13- Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON
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