Love in the Age of War

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Love in the Age of War
Love in the Age of War album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2012 (CAN)
June 5, 2012 (US)
RecordedDecember 2011-February 2012, Mushroom and Hipposonic Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia
GenreNew wave, synthpop
ProducerDave "Rave" Ogilvie
Men Without Hats chronology
My Hats Collection
Love in the Age of War
Singles from Love in the Age of War
  1. "Head Above Water"
    Released: April 20, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Love in the Age of War is the seventh studio album by Canadian new wave group Men Without Hats. Originally expected to be titled Folk of the 80s (Part IV), it was the first studio album by Men Without Hats in over eight years, and featured ten original songs written by Ivan Doroschuk. It is the only album to feature guitarist James Love before his replacement by Sho Murray in late 2016. It is also the only album to feature keyboardist Mark Olexson - he was replaced by Rachel Ashmore after the album was released.

The songs were written by Doroschuk "in the back of the bus" while touring in the summer of 2011 with the Human League, and were recorded from December 2011 to February 2012.[2]

The album was released on May 22, 2012 in Canada, and worldwide on June 5, 2012. The first single from the album, "Head Above Water", premiered on Montreal's CHOM-FM on April 20, 2012.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Devil Come Round" (4:05)
  2. "Head Above Water" (3:36)
  3. "Everybody Knows" (3:43)
  4. "The Girl with the Silicon Eyes" (3:59)
  5. "This War Intro" (0:27)
  6. "This War" (4:02)
  7. "Your Beautiful Heart" (5:04)
  8. "Live and Learn" (4:12)
  9. "Close to the Sun" (4:36)
  10. "Love’s Epiphany" (4:05)
  11. "Love in the Age of War" (3:40)



  • Ivan Doroschuk - voice and electronics
  • Lou Dawson - vocals and live keyboards
  • James Love - guitars
  • Colin Doroschuk - vocals

In addition to the members, Mark Olexson was featured on live keyboards and programming.[3]


"Head Above Water"[edit]

"Head Above Water"
Single by Men Without Hats
from the album Love in the Age of War
ReleasedApril 20, 2012
GenreNew wave
Songwriter(s)Ivan Doroschuk
Producer(s)Dave "Rave" Ogilvie
Men Without Hats singles chronology
"In the Meadow"
"Head Above Water"

"Head Above Water" was released as the first and only single from Love in the Age of War (the band's seventh studio album) on April 20, 2012 by Cobraside. The single was written by Ivan Doroschuk and produced by Dave "Rave" Ogilvie.


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Love in the Age of War at AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Men Without Hats Speak To SonicAbuse". Sonic Abuse. January 28, 2013. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Men Without Hats (2012). Love in the Age of War (CD liner notes). Archived from the original on 2018-10-24.

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