Toronto-based jangle-pop quartet, Ducks Unlimited, have released a video for their new cut “Get Bleak”. The song features a contribution from Laura Hermiston of Twist. The track follows on from earlier singles that drew acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and will be followed with a date at The Garrison, Toronto on July 20 in support of Sacred Paws.
Drawing on the sounds of Sarah Records and Flying Nun acts like The Go-Betweens, The Verlaines and Field Mice, Tom Mcgreevy of the band says: “’Get Bleak’ is a song about this idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems. It’s something that I’ve heard expressed by a lot of friends in one way or another, especially as more and more people are getting priced out of cities like Toronto, New York and London. There can be plenty of good reasons to leave the place that you’re from or somewhere you’ve made your home for a long time, but I think there’s this “grass is always greener” thing that in my experience, and anecdotally from people I know just isn’t true. It’s hard to move to a new place and you’re still going to be you when you get there with the same issues and hang-ups, plus you’re going to miss the people who care about you and they’re going to miss you.”
Produced by Josh Korody (Weaves, Fucked Up), and Shehzaad Jiwani (Greys), Ducks Unlimited’s early releases found the band opening for the likes of Weyes Blood, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and The Goon Sax. “Get Bleak” is available now via streaming services and will be part of an EP set to be released later this year along with live dates to follow. Check out the “Get Bleak” video below.
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