- "Times Infinity Volume One" released in September 2015
- "Times Infinity Volume One" named as one of CBC`s 50 Canadian Albums of 2015
- 2007 Polaris Prize Shortlist - "Gang of Losers"
- 2006 CMW Independent Music Award Nominees - Favourite Group
- 2004 Juno Award Nominees - Best New Group
- 2004 CMW Independent Music Award Nominees - Favourite Group
- 2001 CMW Independent Music Award Nominees - Best Alternative Album for "End Of A Hollywood Bedtime Story
The Dears are an "orchestral-pop-noir-romantique" rock'n'roll band from Montréal, Quebec. They have been active since 1995. Times Infinity Volume One is their sixth studio LP and their first in four years.
The themes covered on Times Infinity Volume One are generally "Romantique" — familiar territory for The Dears unconditional love, longing, and a debilitating fear of loneliness. The twist, perhaps, concerns legacy, as can be heard on tracks like "To Hold And Have," "Someday All This Will Be Yours," and "Here's To The Death Of All The Romance."
Written over a two-year period, the album was finally committed to audio at the luxuriant Revolution Recording Studios (Toronto) and Thee Mighty Hotel 2 Tango (Montréal) in 2014. The sound is described by the band as "both refined and sloppy. At times chill, always trill." The first single, "I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall," is an example of this description, thus a quintessential Dears track.
The total running time of Times Infinity Volume One is approximately 38 minutes.
The Dears are currently putting final touches on Times Infinity Volume Two, to be released later this year.