Robin Laananen

On the heels of the "Big Quiet" premiere via our pals at Consequence of Sound, L.A.'s the Dead Ships are back with the second single from EPI, "Seance."

The bluesy slow-bruiser's sonic quality is a fitting atmosphere for stark lines like, "Your ghost can haunt me whenever" and "She talked shit on the seance, till death took someone she needs." Notably, EPI marks the first time Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene fame has risen to the occasion of producing for any other act than his own. We're expecting a serious impact from the soulful trio as they continue evolving their garage-y stylings beyond 2012's Electric Ahab. 

Listen to the Fuse premiere of "Seance" below. EPI is out May 5.

The Dead Ships hit the road next month in support of the record, and we're not the only ones looking forward to it. To really put the act's appeal into perspective, one enthusiastic iTunes commenter recommends you "Picture yourself chained to a post surrounded by Nazis, this music starts playing in the background and everyone's face either melts off or their chest explodes. That's this album."

Tour Dates:
5/1: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ R. Ring)
5/7: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace (w/ King Tuff, Twin Peaks)
5/8: Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
5/9: Toronto, ON @ The Cameron House
5/9: Toronto, ON @ Cherry Cola's Rock 'n' Rolla Cabaret (midnight show)