This fall, veteran Canadian alt-rockers the Dears will release a very special live album. Never Destroy Us was recorded at the Pasagüero nightclub in Mexico City. The album is still being mastered, but we are very excited to give you a sneak peak – five songs still in their raw state from the concert.


But that's not all. On Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m. on CBC Television in Quebec, you can watch the debut of Never Destroy Us. It is the first film bandleader Murray Lightburn has ever directed, chronicling the "years of the Dears."

This rockumentary takes us from early '90s Montreal to 2012, through a 17-year career that has seen Canada’s indie rock darlings through many ups and downs. The film is anchored on a sold-out, week-long residency in Mexico City that cements the band’s commitment to press on. It's the same residency that produced the above tracks and upcoming album.

If you miss the documentary on Saturday, we will be streaming it in its entirety on CBC Music starting Monday, July 30.


More music from the Dears on their CBC Music page

The Breakfast Club podcast with the Dears

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posted by Pedro Mendes on Jul 23, 2012