Friday, May 12, 2017

Lab Coast - Lab Coast

Calgary's Lab Coast crafts the hooky, jangling guitar pop that we live for.  The fact that they do it so well makes the contrast with their low profile in the music industry puzzling and unfortunate.  But in honor of the band's current tour in the UK and Europe, Bristol's Faux Discx label is doing its part to raise the band's profile.  Lab Coast and the label have worked together to choose sixteen songs from the band's impressive catalog, and have released it in vinyl, CD and digital formats.  The album is self titled and span's the band's versatile offerings of garage pop, power pop, dream pop and even surf pop (no doubt inspired by Calgary's famous wave breaks).  Comparisons to Guided by Voices and Teenage Fanclub are as apt as they are complimentary.

The core of Lab Coast's songwriting is David Laing, Chris Dadge.  On stage, the band included Sammie Smith, Henry Hsieh, and Darrell Hartsook.

Bandcamp for album
Faux Discx page for album

Tour Dates and locations:

11/05/17 • WREXHAM, UK • Focus Wales Festival
12/05/17 • WREXHAM, UK • Focus Wales Festival
13/05/17 • SHEFFIELD, UK • The Audacious Art Experiment w/ The Hipshakes
14/05/17 • LEEDS, UK • Brudenell Social Club
15/05/17 • MANCHESTER, UK • Fuel
16/05/17 • YORK, UK • The Basement
18/05/17 • EXETER, UK • The Phoenix
19/05/17 • BRIGHTON, UK • Family Store w/ Garden Centre
20/05/17 • BRIGHTON, UK • Escape From The Great Escape, The Westhill Hall
22/05/17 • LONDON, UK • The Shacklewell Arms w/ The Molochs
24/05/17 • KORTRIJK, BE • De Kreun w/ Preoccupations
25/05/17 • GRONINGEN, NL • Vera w/ Preoccupations
26/05/17 • BERLIN, DE • Venue TBC
27/05/17 • PRAGUE, CZ • Futurum w/ Preoccupations
29/05/17 • LIEGE, BE • La Zone w/ Priests
01/06/17 • BRIGHTON, UK • The Hope & Ruin w/ The Sticks

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