Calgary, Alberta's Lab Coast announce their first official UK release; a self-titled collection of songs cherry-picked from the band’s extensive back catalogue by Faux Discx
overseer Dan Reeves and the band themselves, compiled in to one succinct album. It acts as an introduction to a highly prolific band and a showcase for their highly refined ability to consistently
knock clever, catchy pop songs out of the park.
They'll also come over to the UK and Europe for shows in May and June, dates are as follows:
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
Since 2008, Lab Coast has been delivering hazy bursts of hook-laden guitar pop via a string of critically acclaimed, award-winning albums, EPs, and singles. From their basement studio in Calgary,
Alberta, the song writing team of singer David Laing & multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge (Chad VanGaalen, Bug Incision, Samantha Savage Smith) carve out detailed analogue productions; these
recordings draw from the wealth of instruments that friends leave at the Lab Coast practice space, and the ever-evolving recording techniques that they've been honing since day one.
Their home-brewed recordings sit in the tradition of DIY-recorders such as Strapping Fieldhands, early Guided By Voices, and R. Stevie Moore, while the songs themselves recall the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty, and The La's. Onstage, these richly textured pieces are ably brought to life by Sammie Smith (aka Samantha Savage Smith), Henry Hsieh (Cold Water, Crack Cloud), and Darrell Hartsook (Prenup, Sissys).