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HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge

May 17th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Comments Off on HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge

HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge

Listening to Hooded Fang’s Venus On Edge is akin to sucking on sour candy while riding The Gravitron blindfolded: pure sensory overload. Moving at the speed of light and as intense, Venus On Edge finds the Toronto-based foursome filling their musical canvas with reckless abandon. They dive head first into song and only stop to survey […]

The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

May 12th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

We all have one of those friends, the one who’s always looking for suggestions on what to watch/listen to/read/discover. I can be one of those friends. But with friends like Hooded Fang, you’re always guaranteed to get amazing recommendations that you might not have otherwise ever stumbled upon. A big thanks to April Aliermo, Daniel Lee, D. Alex […]

03/18/16 Video Playlist >> BLACK MOUNTAIN, HOODED FANG, YOUNG GUV…

March 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 03/18/16 Video Playlist >> BLACK MOUNTAIN, HOODED FANG, YOUNG GUV…

03/18/16 Video Playlist >> BLACK MOUNTAIN, HOODED FANG, YOUNG GUV…

Black Mountain “Florian Saucer Attack”
Greg Laswell “Not the Same Man”
HUMANS “Water Water”
Daniel Romano “Valerie Leon”
Laser “Disco Night Driver”
Hooded Fang “A Final Hello”
The Dirty Nil “Wrestle Yü to Hüsker Dü”
NAYSA “Are You Lonely”
Shotgun Jimmie “Field of Trampolines”
Bond Girls “Hurricane Lovers”
Young Guv “Crawling Back to You”
Paul Bergman “Creeping Charlie”

HOODED FANG >> “Impressions”

March 17th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on HOODED FANG >> “Impressions”

HOODED FANG >> “Impressions”

With “Impressions”, the latest sample from their upcoming Venus On Edge LP, Hooded Fang are cocking their collective head at their audience and brazenly asking, “Is this too much for you? Can you take it?” Like a chemically induced burst of frenetic energy, like a Mexican stand-off involving a hungry lion, a delusional clown with […]

HOODED FANG >> “Tunnel Vision”

February 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on HOODED FANG >> “Tunnel Vision”

HOODED FANG >> “Tunnel Vision”

Yesterday, Hooded Fang shared “Tunnel Vision”, a song they told Fader Magazine is about “…the images and messages that people are exposed to on a daily basis, what is emphasized by the media, how it is rated by ratings and reactions.” It’s a twitchy, pop song much in the same vein as their last album, […]

Songs: 2013 Part 1

December 17th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Lists, MiXTAPE | Leave A Comment »

Songs: 2013 Part 1

Did you think I would stop with Quick Before It Melts’ 10 favourite albums of 2103? Though there was much work and deliberation in making that list (as there is every year), the task of making a similar list of favourite songs of the year would probably make my head explode. In 2012 and 2011, I […]

LiSTEN: Hand Drawn Dracula • Milkin’ It
(a tribute to Nirvana’s In Utero)

October 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Singles | 1 Comment »

For those of us who lived through it back in the day, the thorough shit-kicking Nirvana’s Nevermind gave to the King of Pop’s Dangerous was revolutionary.  We kids in ’91 hadn’t been around for the 60s Summer of Love, and were too young to have appreciated punk’s arrival, so for us, Nirvana were pioneers of a […]

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: April 27, 2013

April 27th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

The mark-up code for this post looks really, really ugly on the blog back-end, but I think you’ll agree the embedded videos look really, really great up front.  In fact, the new video for Young Galaxy’s “Pretty Boy” had me spellbound.  It’s so early to start talking about the next Prism Prize for music video […]

Dig it

April 10th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

The first photo of Hooded Fang I ever posted had seven members in it; the second, six.  In today’s post, the Toronto band seems to be down to a succinct four: April Aliermo, Daniel Lee, D. Alex Meeks, and Lane Halley, if Facebook is to be believed.  The reason for the post is that there’s […]

Den of love

July 27th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

There was almost a two-tear gap between Hooded Fang‘s first EP and their debut LP (2010’s Album), but they’ve certainly picked up the pace prepping album two.  Less than 12 months from Album‘s debut comes Tosta Mista, a record that would be indistinguishable from its predecessor if it weren’t for the sharp melodies and head […]


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