On the eve of their forthcoming release, Hooded Fang are streaming Venus On Edge a day early. You can listen to the album below via Bandcamp.
Where once in their career lead songwriter Daniel Lee would have used lush instrumentation or thick harmony to evoke urgency, Venus on Edge gives us Ritalin tempos and sheet metal guitars, nagging us until there’s no choice but to give them what they want, surrender.
Having written plenty of lyrics in their time, Hooded Fang has already expressed angst, existential crisis wanderings and devastating heartbreak in various ways.Venus on Edge got Hooded Fang writing about subjects like Condominium Developments (Glass Shadows) and White Privilege (Shallow); Corporate Brainwashing (Plastic Love) and The Over-Consumption and Fleeting Nature of Technology (Dead Battery); and things like How Humans Would Stupidly React if Aliens Came to Earth (Impressions).
May 31 Montreal, QC – La Plante *
June 01 Kingston, ON – The Mansion *
June 02 Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood *
June 03 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern *#
June 04 Guelph, ON – Kazoo! Fest
June 12 Calgary, AB – Luke’s Drug Mart ~
July 29 Halifax, NS – Seahorse +
July 30 Sackville, NB – Sappy Fest
August 01 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge +
August 04 Fredricton, NB – Reneu +
August 12 Sudbury, ON – Up Fest
August 19 Ottawa, ON – Arboretum Festival ^
* = w/ HSY
# = w/ Germaphobes
~ = w/ Chad Vangaalen
+ = w/ Bart
^ = w/ Metz, Sloan