Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. (fka Ducks Unlimited) have signed to Royal Mountain Records and Carpark Records, and they’ve announced an expanded reissue of their debut EP, Get Bleak, which is set for release on May 21st, 2021. As part of the announcement, they’ve shared a video for their new single, “As Big As All Outside.”
The forthcoming expanded version of the EP is set to feature three bonus tracks, teasing Ducks Ltd.’s new sonic explorations. Exploring everything from troubled friendships to self-destructive desires, Ducks Ltd. weave these themes in with a light humour atop jangle pop instrumentals. “As Big As All Outside” is a perfect example of that, as duo Evan Lewis and Tom McGreevy explore the catharsis of escaping a feeling of dread.
“Over the last several years I don’t think I was alone in the sense of decline that seemed to be hanging over a lot of day-to-day existence, and on my bad days, I can really let that feeling permeate everything,” Ducks Ltd. explain. “I’m consistently awed by all of the little things that can pull me out of it though. Things as simple as the extended ‘Canadian Club’ mix of the 1991 Sisters of Mercy single ‘Vision Thing’ which gets a mention in the third verse. The original version of ‘Vision Thing’ is good, but for the extended mix they just add on 2 and a half minutes at the end of Andrew Eldritch doing spooky laughs and vamping and it totally fucking rules. Never fails to remind me that in spite of everything the world is capable of being very good and fun sometimes.”
Watch the video for “As Big As All Outside” and check out the tracklist for the expanded reissue of Get Bleak below.
Get Bleak Expanded Reissue Tracklist:
01 – “Get Bleak”
02 – “Gleaming Spires”
03 – “Annie Forever”
04 – “Anhedonia”
05 – “Oblivion”
06 – “As Big As All Outside”
07 – “It’s Easy”
Lead photo courtesy of Christiane Johnston.