KEN Mode successfully offer their Management Control

Posted by on May 14, 2015

Canadian band KEN Mode keep the gears rolling towards the release of their new album Success by debuting a new track “Management Control” via SPIN. The trio have evolved a bit away from the hardcore that’s defined their career so far, branching out into a bit more of a noise-rock mode on the album, which was produced by Steve Albini.

Compared to the previous single “Blessed” this song has a more upbeat composition  with a brighter sound than the usual crunching and heavy approach they usually take. Front man Jesse Matthewson comments about the track:


“Management Control” is meant to be an embracing of the more melodic / indie rock side of our palate, drawing more from bands like the Pixies, Drive Like Jehu, Sonic Youth, and Failure than probably anything you’ve really heard from us before. It’s a reflection on life, art, and the inter-relationships that hold it all together.”


The band is getting ready to hit the road, going through European soil first and then North America on the following dates:


KEN MODE European tour dates:
May 25, La Louviere, Belgium @ Taverne Du Théâtre
May 27, Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kb18
May 28, Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Stube
May 29, Paris, France @ OTB Festival
May 31, Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival
June 1, London, UK @ Macbeth
June 2, Lille, France @  La Peniche
June 3, 2105 – Sint, Belgium @ Jeugdhuis Job
June 6, Poitiers, France @ Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Festival
June 7, Clermont-Ferrand, France @ Raymond

North American tour:
June 16, Toronto, ON @ The Shop (Parts & Labour) w/The Great Sabatini
June 17, Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus w/The Great Sabatini, Fashion Police
June 18, Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/Pyrrhon, Couch Slut
June 19, Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
June 20, Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/Lo-Pan
June 21, Chicago, IL @ The Burlington w/The Swan King
June 25, Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
June 26, Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill w/Pop Crimes, Teethmarks *no Fight Amp


Success is set to be released on June 16th via Season of Mist.

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