Alvvays Drop ‘Pharmacist’, Announce October release for Blue Rev By Dana M. English

There’s no better time to drop a perfect single about fresh starts than on the day you announce your first record in five years; which is precisely what happened when Alvvays dropped “Pharmacist” – the optimistic opening track of upcoming album, Blue Rev, due for release Oct 7 via Transgressive. 

“Pharmacist” might be the most texture-rich track from the Canadian bedroom pop darlings to date, boasting layers of noisy, overblown guitar and wavy string bends that culminate in a kickass solo at the 1:35 mark. While Alvvays has ventured further into the realm of shoegaze than ever before with “Pharmacist,” longtime fans will be delighted to find vocalist Molly Rankin right back to her signature heart-stealing ways, sweetly reassuring us with the chorus: "you know it happens all the time / it’s alright."

Check out “Pharmacist” below: 


Well done, Alvvays. Judging by this, we can’t wait for Blue Rev. Blue Rev will be released via Transgressive/Polyvinyl October 7. 

Alvvays 2022 Fall Tour Dates: 

October 14– Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre 
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave. 
October 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot 
October 19 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory 
October 20 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 
October 21 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre 
October 22 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre 
October 24 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge 
October 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore 
October 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore 
October 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern 
October 30 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park 
November 2 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater 
November 4 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs 
November 5 – Dallas, TX – The Studio at The Factory 
November 7 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 
November 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 
November 9 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel 
November 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 
November 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall 
November 15 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall 
November 16 – New York, NY – Kings Theater 
November 18 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner

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