Toronto’s Hooded Fang had announced their latest musical offering, ‘Venus On Edge,’ due out on May 13 via the band’s own label Daps Records. Now, the band have shared album standout A Final Hello. Watch the super strobing and colourful video for the track via YouTube, directed by Russian video artist Huckleberry Friend.
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.
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 have done what a great rock’n’roll band does and become more dangerous sounding with each year and each release.
1. Tunnel Vision
3. Plastic Love
4. Dead Battery
5. Glass Shadows
8. A Final Hello
9. Vacant Light
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