Chromewaves The rolling party known as NXNE 2012 is now done. The…
- Posted on Mar 10th 2011 10:30AM by Melody Lau
Courtesy of Hooded Fang
"It was like a beehive [being in the band last year]," bassist April Aliermo tells Spinner. "Very productive; it felt good to release the album -- almost as good as an orgasm."
Lead singer Daniel Lee agrees, noting that last year's whirlwind of activity was "like a rollercoaster." And it seems the band is up for another ride as they're already in the midst of recording a follow-up. Though it was originally slated as an EP, the disc has since evolved into a potential album, or even two.
"We're trying to figure out how to release it," says Lee. "We're not sure, it might be two things; it's a secret. Recordings aren't done yet, but we're chugging away."
"I say we drop it like a storm," says Aliermo, who would like to see the band deliver another record right away. And she may get her wish, as Lee confirms that they are close to wrapping things. "This spring, I think," he says.
"The new album's going to sound like summer in the '60s," says Aliermo. Lee concurs, adding that it will be even more energetic than their previous recordings and a little more "garage-y," drawing from his side project with Aliermo, Tonka and Puma.
The band is also exploring the world of remixes on the upcoming record by tackling a track by Arowbe of Toronto rap duo Times Neue Roman. It's the only remix the band's ever done, but it's an idea that they wouldn't mind exploring more, potentially even in the form of a remix record. But a project like that is a ways off considering Hooded Fangs' upcoming tour schedule.
Following their CMW appearance at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern tomorrow (March 11), the outfit will head out on the road with hometown pals the Rural Alberta Advantage for what will be their most extensive tour yet.
"We've never been that far as a band, as the country goes," says Aliermo of heading to the west coast with the RAA. "Hopefully when we come back, we'll be in one piece and haven't ripped each other apart."