Toronto band Alvvays are playing a show at the Yorkville branch of the Toronto Public Library on March 29th with PUP, and to celebrate, we asked them to tell us what they’re reading these days. Behold, the Alvvays book club. Borrow one of these after the show on Saturday.
1. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
“Great story about the experience of two young Cree hunters in the first world war. Boyden does an amazing job of describing the direness of WWI trench warfare. Very hard to put down once you’ve delved in.”
2. Morrisey, Autobiography
Moz on Moz: Alvvays vocalist Molly is reading the recent autobiography by the Smiths frontman.
3. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Guitarist Alec recommends Dick’s classic novel about a mind-splitting drug called Substance D.
4. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Kerri, who plays keys, is reading Franzen’s novel about “the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation.”
5. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Bass player Brian is reading the latest from Boyden, the story of a kidnapping steeped in tribal tension, religion and magic.