We're excited today to give you an exclusive early listen to the new EP from the low-fi Toronto post-punk trio Fond. Titled *Vern*, the new 5-song set arrives on Art of the Uncarved Block tomorrow. It follows the group's self-titled debut from last year. The label's referenced Slint, Pile, and the Meat Puppets when describing this set, alternately describing it as "a seamless musical meditation that unknowingly offers rock music a new direction" and "another five tunes for future dirt-eating humanoids that survive the meteor." Take your pick.

The day of the release Fond will perform a release show at Toronto's Owls Club, supported by locals Dart Mouth and Nigel Nigel. Fond features Ryan Naray (Animal Faces, Soft Floors), Zach Van Horne (Creeper), and Rob Johnson (Low Sun, Shahman).


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