Hooded Fang share jittery new single “Impressions” — listen

An anxious new track from the Canadian outfit's forthcoming Venus on Edge LP


    Toronto band Hooded Fang is never quite the same from one album to the next. On 2013’s Gravezthey wore all the trappings of pleasantly low-fi indie rock while chilling on the beach with semi-surfy vibes. Those crunchy confines have been almost completely shed in favor of a more anxious and hyperactive electronic sound on their latest record, Venus on Edge.

    Due May 13th via Daps Records, the new album shows a band willing to break free of past habits and evolve. You can hear it on lead single “A Final Hello”, and once again on new song “Impressions”. Frantic guitars zig-zag like a runner escaping the chugging bassline that stalks behind them. The track winds and twists around the insecurities of new encounters as frontman Daniel Lee delivers the choppy lyrics. “Dust/ Smoke/ Gone/ No life to live,” he sings on the chorus. “Lost/ Drift/ Air/ And feel nothing.”

    “You know in E.T., how when he came down, everyone aside from a few got scared and paranoid and basically ruined what could have been a beautiful mutual learning relationship?” the band explains to Consequence of Sound. “This song is about those types of encounters. When people come from a different place and get treated awfully out of fear, jeopardizing possibilities of positivity. This song is written about the visitors that get shunned, and what a loss that is for everybody.”


    Take a listen below.

    In support of Venus on Edge, Hooded Fang will head out on a Canadian tour. Find those dates below.

    Hooded Fang 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/31 – Montreal, QC @ TBD
    06/01 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
    06/02 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
    06/03 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    06/04 – Guelph, ON @ Kazoo! Anniversary
    06/04 – London, ON @ TBD


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