Posts Tagged ‘hooded fang’

Records From Canada // Album (Hooded Fang)

August 18th, 2015 | Features | 0 Comments

Hooded-Fang-AlbumNamed after the beloved children’s books by Can-Lit legend Mordecai Richler, Hooded Fang is one of Toronto’s most underrated bands. Led by the inexhaustible Daniel Lee aka Lee Paradise (Phedre, Daps Records), Hooded Fang have been around for  years. Their discography includes three great full-length albums and an EP. My favourite release from their discography is their 2010 album Album (or self-titled…it’s not entirely clear…).

Album is a phenomenal collection of indie pop songs. The compositions are tight, the lyrics mature and insightful (if not overtly sophisticated) and the arrangements colorful and playful. There are wonderful horn and string flourishes throughout and the vocal trade-off from song to song between Lee’s baritone and Lorna Wright‘s coo is a classic indie-rock move that no one ever gets tired of. But there’s also a tinge of melancholy that runs through everything, making Album feel like the Sunday dawn closing out a great summer weekend.

Hooded Fang‘s later albums are no slouches either. It may very well be that the only reason I like Album the most is because it’s the one I’ve spent the most time with. Honestly, I didn’t even hear about the second and third album when they came out, but only some time after the release of each. Lee and his Daps crew sometimes seem to work like that. They just make great music. You’ll hear about it sooner or later.

Daniel Lee ft. Becky Ninkovic and Charles F

June 9th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Casablanca Media Publishing did a week-long songwriters retreat last year at a cottage in Collingwood, Ontario, bringing together a bunch of cool indie artist to chill and write stuff. This is a song they sent over with members of Hooded Fang, You Say Party and Winter Gloves. You can listen to the rest of the songs they made here.

Photo: Elizabeth Hunt

October Mix

November 18th, 2011 | The Mix | 0 Comments

This is super late, I usually post these a couple days after the month ends but I wanted to give my Loveless Mix some time to be seen in the little “Mix” box. Whatevs – these are some of my favourite BIG HITS of October. The yuge mix of weird stuff, shoegaze, pop, indie-rock.

1. Selebrities – Monster Mash

2. Phedre (Doldrums + Hooded Fang) – My Aphrodite

3. Silver Dapple – Pauses

4. Children Of Pop – Charge

5. Gauntlet Hair – That’s Your Call

6. Guided By Voices – The Unsinkable Fats Domino

7. First Rate People – Summer Job

8. Nomadic Furs – I’m A 99

9. Elsa – In The Morning Again

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Doldrums

October 7th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

Apparently the only one not upset about the death of Steve Jobs is Montreal-based experimental rocker Doldrums, who posted a new mixtape on his Soundcloud today called Dive Deep, with a little description thinger reading: “STEVE JOBS IS DEAD, WE SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT AND OUR ENEMY’S HEAD IS CUT OFF. OUR GOAL IS 1000 MACBOOK PRO BONFIRE AT EACH LIVE PERFORMANCE OF DIVE DEEP (SEE ENDLESSDOLDRUMS.BLOGSPOT.COM FOR DETAILZ)”

Guess he’s a PC fan.

Anyfart, the mixtape includes friends and musical family members like his brother Moon King, Army Girls, Austra, Hooded Fang, Romo Roto and Guy Dallas. Below = what is so far my favourite track off it.

Moon King

September 21st, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Our friends in Moon King have a new release on the horizon – the Theme For Moon King 7″, coming out soon on Daps Records, but which you can download for free off their bandcamp.

Daniel Woodhead – the main man behind Moon King – told me a bit about the creation of the title track: apparently, the chorus was written by his brother Airick (aka Doldrums) about Daniel Lee (frontman of Toronto indie popsters Hooded Fang), then Daniel (Woodhead) filled in the rest and got Sean Nicholas Savage to add some vocals, making it a veritable Toronto-Montreal indie rocker mass-marriage.

Moon King – Theme For Moon King

Photo: Jenny Bundock