Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Hooded Fang - Laughing
More Canadian music, please! While Canadians might be familiar with this Toronto based band of seven, I only just found them on my quest for more bands from the north that seemingly are kept secret from those of us further south. The Toronto Star calls this album "one of the year's true pop gems" in a recent interview. They put out their EP titled EP in 2008 and now their album titled Album is a recent release and is making some waves. All-star Canadian blog, Quick Before It Melts puts it on his Favorite 10 Albums of the year list, you know right next to Deerhunter and The National. But what do I think? I've only listened to the album once but some of the other songs I've listened to quite a few times. It has great appeal, it is easy to listen to, and the fun group dynamics show through in their multitude of instruments and harmonizing vocals. They certainly have something, something with potential for the long run which is saying a lot these days. I need to listen more but I do love their song "laughing". Keep an eye out for these guys I think you might be hearing more about them soon. Stream Album on bandcamp.