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KEN mode Share New Single “He Was A Good Man, He Was A Taxpayer”


Newly available from Canadian noise rock outfit KEN mode is their latest single, “He Was A Good Man, He Was A Taxpayer“. That song is destined to appear on the group’s next full-length outing, “Void“, which is due September 22nd on Artoffact Records.

Speaking of the song, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Matthewson stated that it is, “perhaps a little more post-punk than people are used to hearing us – but we had fun playing with synth and pushing the boundaries of the emotionality of this track. Is this noise goth? I don’t know. Does that sound stupid? Did I just invent a new genre? There are equal parts Bauhaus and Unsane on this, so maybe?”

The song title may also be a reflection of another life Jesse has led alongside his bandmate brother, drummer Shane Matthewson. Both have a history of gainful employment in the business and accounting fields.

Look for KEN mode out supporting the album on the following tours.

With Fange:

09/24 Porto, POR – Amplifest (no Fange)
09/26 Rouen, FRA – Le 106
09/27 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
09/28 Paris, FRA – Point Ephemere
09/29 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef
09/30 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Cooperative De Mai
10/01 Yverdon, SWI – L’Amalgame (no Fange)
10/02 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
10/03 Dresden, GER – Ostpol
10/04 Wroclaw, POL – Klub Lacznik
10/05 Berlin, GER – Urban Spree
10/07 Aalborg, DEN – 1000 Fryd
10/08 Aarhus, DEN – Headquarters
10/10 Liege, BEL – La Zone
10/11 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
10/12 Bruxelles, BEL – La Botanique
10/13 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin (no Fange)
10/14 London, UK – Perpetual Flame Ministries (no Fange)

With Baroness & Hoaxed:

10/31 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

With Baroness & Empire State Bastard:

11/03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/06 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/07 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater

KEN mode:

12/01-01 Denver, CO – Summit (‘Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest Denver‘)

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