The Skinny: The members of The Mark Inside will release their new album, Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light, with a special show at The Great Hall in Toronto this Thursday, July 4th. It will be a celebration of the album, and band member Chris Levoir, who passed away on June 1st. Produced by The Mark Inside, and engineered by Adam Fujiki, the album was mixed by Alphonse Alixander Lanza III at Parkdalian Sound Space and mastered by Milan Julius Scramek at Lacquer Channel. The album is being released on their own label, Vampire Dance Records. Fans are welcome and encouraged to download a complimentary copy of the album. The evening of celebration will be pwyc and will feature many of the band’s friends and supporters.

The band describes the recording process of Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light: “In late January of 2012, The Mark Inside convened at singer/guitarist Chris Levoir’s cavernous and run-down loft space at 652A College St. in Toronto. Chris and his roommates were facing imminent eviction: the space was probably only semi-legal to begin with, and the landlord was planning major renovations.

A plot had been hatched: assemble every relevant piece of recording equipment in our possession, set up the drums in the warehouse-like middle room, guitar amps in the adjacent bedrooms, and channel more than a decade of recording experience into making our band’s third LP, the follow-up to 2011’s Nothing To Admit. After many frustrating years spent in label and music industry purgatory, we’d decided to take matters into our own hands and record our music with the same fire and urgency with which it was written and performed. Read more about the making of the album and the band’s tribute to Chris Levoir – The Mark Inside is Dead. Long Live The Mark Inside.”

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