Toronto power-pop-punk trio Talk Show Host will release ‘Mid-Century Modern,’ its debut full-length, on June via Wiretap Records& Disconnect Disconnect Records. They have just released the lead single, Blood In The Sand, from the upcoming album, along with a cute new music video that stars a cute cat that we of course love.
Lead singer & guitar player Chris Veinot says, “The video has nothing to do with the song and everything to do with the fact that we are still under lockdown and all we have footage of is cats. Sincere apologies to all the dog persons.
It started life as a surf-inspired track but we couldn’t resist the ever-present urge to turn it into a power-pop singalong. The lyrics recount the plot of a non-existent delinquent teen movie I dreamed about during a full moon, something from the mid-to-late 60s that could’ve been directed by Al Adamson or Ray Dennis Steckler. The title doesn’t sound like what the song sounds like, but it was the name of the picture in the dream. We might have destroyed the fabric of space & time if we’d changed it, y’know?”
‘Mid-Century Modern’ declares its love for ‘90s punk, larger-than-life guitars, catchy pop melodies, and indie rock detours. This is the sound of a band that has taught themselves all the tricks in the power-pop playbook and left notes in the margins. We also can’t get enough of the album cover that looks like it came from an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It’s perfect! ‘Mid-Century Modern’ will be released June 4th on Wiretap Records in North America, and Disconnect/Disconnect in the UK and Europe.
‘Mid-Century Modern’ Track Listing:
1. U A$Shole!
2. Blood in the Sand
3. Crisis Actors
4. Warmest Condolences
5. Sorry, My Mistake
6. Syntax Error OK
7. Up to No Good
8. Too Many Problems
9. The Ballad of Jack Nance
10. Lame Duck