For a bunch of folks with a seemingly intimidating name, You Say Party! We Say Die! has sure shown the world of indie rock how to have a good time. After the release of two critically acclaimed records, Hit The Floor! and Lose All Time, British Columbia’s favourite new-wavers are back with XXXX (That extra X is no typo) on September 29th.
According to a press release, XXXX (via on Paper Bag Records) finds the pride of Abbotsford embracing soul, rhythm and feeling. And anyone who’s spent some time in Abbotsford knows what an accomplishment this is. Recorded with producer Howard Redekop (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), it appears as if the band came dangeriously close to falling victim to the very name that’s made them famous. Altercations with German punk-rockers in Berlin after years in the road led to bouts of soul-searching. Various do-gooding and volunteering ensued, before the band returned to the studio for eight months in 2009 to record XXXX. Emphasis was placed on “Doing whatever it takes” and that “The loving was the everything.” No word on whether Ron Jeremy dropped by the set to remind them what a good time life can be.
YSP!WSD! will embark on a North American tour in support of XXXX, including a long-awaited return to the US.