Post-punk Toronto group Casper Skulls has been on the rise for quite some time now. After releasing their solid EP Lips and Skull last year – with a little production help from Shehzaad Jiwani of Greys – the quartet is finally ready to drop their debut LP. Titled Mercy Works, the album will be dropping November 3 on Buzz Records.
A single off Mercy Works is "You Can Call Me Allocator," which, according to member Neil Bednis, "is a play on '(You Can) Call Me Al' by Paul Simon." It's the first song that was written for their debut and it details legacy and cultural exploitation through thoughtful instrumentals and melodic guitar work. The layered vocals add a dreamy effect to the track, creating catchy chorus before laying back down toward the song's initial post-punk vibe.
Pre-order Mercy Works and be on the lookout for the record to drop November 3. Peep tour dates with Casper Skulls down below.
9/08 - Guelph, ON - eBar*
9/15 - Montreal, QC - POP Montreal @ Escogriffe
9/21 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge*
9/22 - London, ON - Call The Office*
10/17 - Ottawa, ON - Dominion
10/20 - Halifax, NS - Halifax POP @ Seahorse Tavern
10/21 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital (w/ Partner)
11/02 - St. Catherine’s, ON - Warehouse
11/10 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean (w/ And The Kids)
11/11 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
11/12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit
11/13 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
11/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
11/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville (w/ Baked, Bueno)
* w/ Julie & The Wrong Guys