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SPECTRES debut new single "Years of Lead" for Nostalgia & Tour Dates!

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Stream "Years of Lead" and pre-order/pre-save/pre-add new album Nostalgia, here:

• Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/3RG1WtQB47ttIZc0ncNZaT

• Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/nostalgia/1493451569?ls=1

• Bandcamp: https://spectresvancouver.bandcamp.com/album/nostalgia

Founded in Vancouver in 2005 by vocalist Brian Gustavson, SPECTRES is commonly cited as one of the bands responsible for kicking off the renewed interest in the post-punk sound in Canada. Inspired initially by the original UK anarcho-punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s, SPECTRES mixes the ethics of that scene (Crass, The Mob, et al.) with the stylings of post-punk and an incredible knack for writing catchy songs. As a review on CVLT Nation put it, the band is "firmly rooted in punk, but it weaves dreamy melodies into the angst and frustration."

SPECTRES will release new album Nostalgia on March 13th. It is their first album of new material for Artoffact Records, a label whose roster contains, among other things, an array of crucial bands from across the post-punk spectrum – from Icelandic witches Kælan Mikla, to Lithuanian "sad-dance" experimentalists Solo Ansamblis, to SPECTRES and their hometown Vancouver labelmates ACTORS.

Nostalgia was produced by ACTORS frontman Jason Corbett at Jacknife Sound in Vancouver. It follows three independent albums (all reissued by Artoffact Records in 2019).


SPECTRES will embark on a US West Coast tour in March:

Feb 28 - Vancouver, BC @ ARC

Mar 6 - Portland, OR @ Blackwater Bar

Mar 7 - Oakland, CA @ First Church of the Buzzard

Mar 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time Punks

Mar 10 - San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop

Mar 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Rec Room

Mar 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle

Mar 13 - Chico, CA @ Naked Lounge

Mar 14 - Portland, OR @ Lovecraft

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