Fur Trade To Release Album On Last Gang

Fur Trade will release upcoming album "Don't Get Heavy" July 23 on Last Gang

Steve Bays (lead singer for Hot Hot Heat) and Parker Bossley (The Gay Nineties) set out to find a way to do yacht rock with a heavy impact.  The Vancouver-based duo will release  their debut LP Don’t Get Heavy July 23 on Last Gang Records. Fur Trade’s first single is Kids These Days. The video, a simple one-shot video features a passionate young dancer taking her moves throughout the city street. Check it out above. The duo will have also digitally released the single along with a b-side remix.

Fur Trade, which consists of Bays on synths and drums and 24-year-old songwriter and session musician Bossley on bass and guitar, combines both members on vocals, often singing together, to create a unique voice entirely their own. But the intricate sounds you hear on their album definitely didn’t come overnight.

We usually write songs quickly. Kids These Days was done in one night. We can write a song in one session, but then we’ll go back to the studio and take it down the ‘rabbit hole’,” explains Bays. The self-defined “rabbit hole” method, involves the two locking themselves in Bays’ studio, Tugboat Pl., for days, sometimes weeks at a time to get the ‘sculpting’ just right. Bays has been recording and mixing albums for bands there for the past five years and insists, “with electronic music, the mixing is just as important as the song writing.  You can’t take that for granted.”

Fur Trade, which consists of Bays on synths and drums and 24-year-old songwriter and session musician Bossley on bass and guitar, combines both members on vocals, often singing together, to create a unique voice entirely their own. But the intricate sounds you hear on their album definitely didn’t come overnight.

The two share a sporadic and high-energy creative connection that allows them to combine, shape and reform their influences, styles and musical ideas into a unified one.  Bossley cites the loose and experimental psychedelic arrangements of 70‘s composer Piero Piccioni, as well as the thick funk lines of Rick James and Bootsy Collins as his main influences on the album.

Tracklisting for Don’t Get Heavy

  1. Don’t Get Heavy
  2. Kids These Days
  3. Voyager
  4. Same Temptation
  5. Glory Daze
  6. In Between Dreams
  7. Praying To The Lottery Ticket God
  8. Acid Summer
  9. Burning The Locals
  10. Our Life Starts Now
  11. Can You Dig It? (Yes I Can)
  12. Pleasure Bound

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