LAB COAST ANNOUNCES NEW LP REMEMBER THE MOON
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE “BORED AGAIN”
Critically acclaimed basement-recorders Lab Coast are ready to take the wraps off their upcoming LP, Remember The Moon, set for release April 29 via Wyatt Records. The album picks up right where they left off on their previous release Walking On Ayr.
The songwriting team of singer David Laing and multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge (Chad VanGaalen, Bug Incision, Samantha Savage Smith) carve out detailed analog productions, drawing 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.
On Remember The Moon, the duo’s songwriting has never been stronger. Breezy, melancholy tinged first single “Bored Again” was one of the few tracks that were recorded fast and easy, featuring multiple layers of drums and sheets of acoustic and electric guitars guiding the overall texture. Conceived during a past tour, “the song details a moment of clarity with a would-be girlfriend on the beach in Vancouver,” says Laing.
The Calgary band has been delivering hazy bursts of hook laden guitar pop from their basement studio for nearly a decade now. Throughout their fourth LP, Remember The Moon finds a new punch and clarity, while the production itself has become more ambitious in scope, incorporating effect drenched guitars, rubbery bass parts, cello, violin, hybrid sampled / live drum parts, pitch shifted percussion, sax, banjo, and organ.
From the ghostly quasi-title track “Remember The Moon Jr.” to laid-back “The Pointe Of It All”, these richly textured pieces are ably brought to life onstage by Sammie Smith (aka Samantha Savage Smith), Henry Hsieh (Cold Water, Crack Cloud), and Darrell Hartsook (Prenup, Sissys) who all make their Lab Coast recording debut on the live off the floor capture of “Run Out” – a track that also gets a guest engineering assist from former member Scott Munro.
Remember The Moon Tracklisting:
01 Hanging Flowers
02 Bored Again
03 Helen Bach
05 Run Out
06 Wish We Were Anywhere
07 James’ Son
08 Away From Here
09 Inside Aquariums
10 Remember The Moon Jr.
11 Close To A Part Of You
12 Back To Your Future
13 The Pointe Of It All
14 Missed Ache