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Lab Coast "Qn Introductory Compilation"

Since 2008, Lab Coast has been delivering hazy bursts of hook-laden guitar pop from their basement studio in Calgary, Alberta. Singer David Laing & multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge carve out detailed analog productions on a variety of different tape machines while pillaging the bounty of instruments left behind at the Lab Coast practice space. The resultant constellations of compact, tightly wound melodies and bustling rhythms form a highly textured kaleidoscopic backdrop for Laing's understated crooning and oblique, yet slyly evocative lyrics. Dadge’s ever-evolving, DIY approach to recording places them in the tradition of fellow home-brew 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. The Toronto Star calls it “scuffed-up, small-scale psych-pop”, and their latest release provides the perfect point of entry for the newcomer.

Set to be released May 12 on Brighton-based label Faux Discx, the Lab Coast album plunders the depths of the band’s considerable back catalogue – which includes four albums, an EP, and numerous split tapes and 7”s – and surfaces with 16 of their most winning pop nuggets, some of which will see their first appearance on... more
released May 12, 2017

Lab Coast is/was Chris Dadge, David Laing, Scott Munro, Dice Parks, Henry Hsieh, Noah York, Sammie Smith, Darrell Hartsook, Matthew Learoyd & Ryan Bourne.

All songs written by Chris Dadge & David Laing, apart from “The Pointe Of It All”, written by Chris Dadge, David Laing & Noah York.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Dadge between 2009-2015, Calgary, Alberta.

Mastered by Mikey Young.

Photography by Unfolding Creative Photo.

Design by Daniel Reeves.