Toronto’s Hooded Fang share another cut from their forthcoming album ‘Venus On Edge,’ which will be out on May 13 via the band’s own Daps Records. Stream Dead Battery via SoundCloud below.
Hooded Fang have been a force in Canadian music and beyond for the last few years. To their enormous credit, they continue to blast their sound to smithereens before picking up the most jagged pieces and moving forth.
Where once in their career lead songwriter Daniel Lee would have used lush instrumentation or thick harmony to evoke urgency, ‘Venus on Edge’ gives us Ritalin tempos and sheet metal guitars, nagging us until there’s no choice but to give them what they want, surrender.
Having written plenty of lyrics in their time, Hooded Fang has already expressed angst, existential crisis wanderings and devastating heartbreak in various ways. ‘Venus on Edge’ got Hooded Fang writing about subjects like Condominium Developments (Glass Shadows) and White Privilege (Shallow); Corporate Brainwashing (Plastic Love) and The Over-Consumption and Fleeting Nature of Technology (Dead Battery); and things like How Humans Would Stupidly React if Aliens Came to Earth (Impressions).
The combination of Lee’s vocals, Lane Halley’s manic riffs, April Aliermo’s hypnotic basslines and D.Alex Meeks’ spastic rhythms leave the listener confronted with the questions, “Is this too much for you? Can you take it?”
Hooded Fang will be touring Canada this summer in support of their new album.
May 31 Montreal, QC – La Plante
June 01 Kingston, ON – The Mansion
June 02 Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
June 03 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
June 04 Guelph, ON – Kazoo! Fest (day)
June 04 London, ON – Call the Office (night)
July 29 Halifax, NS – Seahorse w/ Bart
July 30 Sackville, NB – Sappy Fest
August 01 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge w/ Bart
August 04 Fredricton, NB – Reneu w/ Bart
August 12 Sudbury, ON – Up Fest
August 19 Ottawa, ON – Arboretum Festival w/ Metz, Sloan
For more information on Hooded Fang, visit hoodedfang.com.