This album means more to me than just about any album that's come out in my lifetime -- and it came out when I was 45. So it's up against hearing like Damaged or Out of Step or Start Today when I was 15 or 16. It's brilliant and if you're in a rough period in your life, there's no better music.
Favorite track: Accelerate.
I love this band. I discovered them when I was studying journalism in college, and that afforded me the opportunity to meet the band and interview Damien (on three separate occasions). I’ve seen them live more than any other band, and I even got to watch them from on stage once. The point of this reminiscing is to point out I’ve invested a lot of time and attention into this band, and with that in mind, I think that Dose Your Dreams is by far the greatest record they’ve ever released. Get it!
Favorite track: Dose Your Dreams.
Glass boys was great but Dose your Dreams has definitely one upped it. Compareable to David Comes to Life, this is Fucked Up at their best. Fair warning, there are five tracks that have no heavy vocals at all. I will say I was pleasantly surprised by all of them though.
Favorite track: None of Your Business Man.
Dose Your Dreams began on June 15, 2016. Recording was done by Alex Gamble at Union Sound Company, The Hive, and Candle Recording, Toronto. Additional vocals on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17 were recorded by Jonah Falco at Crusader Industrial Estate, London. Bass on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18 were recorded by Sandy Miranda at Palmer Stone Studios, Toronto. Guitars on 11 were recorded by Bill Skibbe at Key Club Recording Company, Benton Harbor. Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 18 were mixed by Shane Stoneback at Lone Palm Studios, Los Angeles. Tracks 12, 16, 17 were mixed by A. Gamble at The Hive. Tracks 4, 11 were mixed by Leon Taheny at Union. Track 5 was mixed by Matty Tavares at Studio 69, Toronto. Track 14 mixed by Orphx (Rich Oddie, Christina Sealey) at Aleph, Hamilton. Track 15 mixed by Graham Walsh at Baskitball 4 Life Studio, Toronto. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York.
Guitars for all tracks by Mike Haliechuk and J. Falco. Drums on all tracks by J. Falco. Bass on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18 by S. Miranda, and on 1, 2, 8 by M. Haliechuk. Sax on 1, 2, 4, 9, 10 by Jane Fair. Keys on 5, 6, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 by M. Haliechuk. Piano on 1, 16, 18 by J. Falco. Violin and viola arrangement on 7, 8, 18 by Owen Pallett. Synth and drum programming by M. Haliechuk. Violin on 1 by Yoobin Ahn. Lead vocal on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18 by Damian Abraham. Lead vocal on 8, 13 by M. Haliechuk. Lead vocal on 12, 17 by J. Falco. Lead vocal on 11 by Alice Hansen. Lead vocal on 14 by Ryan Tong. Lead vocal on 15 by Ben Cook. Lead vocal on 16 by Jennifer Castle. Lead vocal on 18 by Miya Folick. Additional vocals on 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13 by J. Falco, on 1, 4, 5, 6, 10 by Amy Gottung, on 4, 10, 11, 15 by M. Haliechuk, on 2, 3 by Jen Calleja, on 4, 10 by John Southworth, on 5 by Ruby Mariani, on 8 by Ayo Leilani, on 16 by J Mascis and Jeremy Gaudet, and on 18 by Mary Margaret O’Hara, and Lido Pimienta. Front cover art by Eric Kostiuk Williams. Additional art and design by Kevin McCaughey and Daniel Murphy. All songs written and produced by M. Haliechuk, and on 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 by J. Falco and M. Haliechuk. All lyrics written from Bohemia’s meadow by M. Haliechuk. Lyrical consultation by Maggie Macdonald. Fucked Up is Damian Abraham, Ben Cook, Jonah Falco, Mike Haliechuk, Sandy Miranda, and Josh Zucker. Published by Rats Love Music. Miya Folick appears courtesy of Terrible Records and Interscope Records. We acknowledge the financial support of Factor and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. We acknowledge the financial support of the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund). This is Merge MRG661. Rest In Peace Cheryl Hastings.
hold on to my hand, take me away
we’ll make tomorrow grow from today