Lab Coast from Calgary came to our attention by our friends at Eggy and Scotch tapes who put out killer Lab Coast cassette releases in 2011. Lab Coast have that sort of breezy layered subtle guitar pop sound that’s easy to like. Invoking a bit of unpretentious retro sound reminiscent in the catalogs of labels like Slumberland and Sarah. Lab Coast keep it really catchy in that loose but tight way good bands of this variety hit on just right. The flip finds them getting a bit more far out and showing some of their more experimental impulses and pedigree that is subtly at play in all of their songs. They ride out on the B side more psyched out almost in the long form weirdo mood of a band like Strapping Fieldhands or Thinking Fellers. Good stuff just right for spring time just around the corner. Artwork by Shawn Reed.
Tracklist: intro / Better Than Me / Sister (Younger) / Guessing Anyhow / For Later / On The Bus / Don’t Wanna See You / outro / Clinton St. John
Night People NP164