It just wouldn't have made sense to avoid a hometown show. The Unicorns, Montreal indie royalty disbanded for a decade, are playing Metropolis on September 21, the last day of POP Montreal. It was previously announced that the band will be opening up for Arcade Fire in Inglewood and Brooklyn. But this headlining spot (complete with all three members Nick Thorburn, Alden Penner and Jamie Thompson – I got that wrong in an early update of this post), "will be their ONLY show in Canada" according to a release sent out by POP this morning.
Tickets are $27 and go on sale at noon today here. The band's reissue of their 2003 LP Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?comes out August 26 via Caterpillar Records.
Here's "Rocketship", a bonus Daniel Johnston cover off the reissue.