For their second proper full-length Between Illness and Migration, Montreal rock sextet Your Favorite Enemies attempted a slow rollout approach with the album’s release; physical copies would only be available in the countries that aligned with the touring schedule. So it’s actually been available in Japan for close to a year (the band has a strong following across Asia), but only being released in Canada now. With expansive guitar textures and an intricate, art-rock production gloss, paired with a strong sociopolitical lyrical slant (frontman Alex Foster used to be a spokesperson for Amnesty International), it’s their most potent offering yet. The band’s attention to detail and DIY ethos spurred UK-based publication Kerrang to call them “Canada’s Best-Kept Secret”. This might not be the case for much longer.
On June 1 at 8 AM Montreal time, the band is live-streaming another edition of the “Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show”, a discussion of the making of the new album and all news YFE. Details here.