If you’ve been hankering for some dark pop for those upcoming summer days, Mode Moderne have you covered. Hailing from Vancouver, the moody outfit’s latest EP Strange Bruises is out today via Light Organ Records, but you can listen to an exclusive stream of the entire seven-song affair below. “Perfecting the art of mope pop,” Mode Moderne are of the same breed as New Order and Morrissey, only Canadian. With glowing and driving sad songs that’ll make you sway while the tears are running down your face, Mode Moderne’s latest is a catchy cure for happiness.
The stream is below, as are the dates for the band’s upcoming tour.
5/19/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
6/1/12 – Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
6/2/12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
6/3/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/4/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Silk City
6/7/12 – New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
6/8/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
6/9/12 – Montreal, PQ @ Jackie and Judie