Bandmembers:
David Laing: vocals; Chris Dadge: drums, vocals; Sammie Starchild: guitar; Henry Hsieh: guitar; Ryan Bourne/Darrell Hartsook: bass.

Short Bio :
Since 2008, Lab Coast has been delivering hazy bursts of hook-laden guitar pop via a string of critically-acclaimed, award-winning albums, EPs, and singles. From their basement studio in Calgary, Alberta, the songwriting team of singer David Laing & multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge (Chad VanGaalen, Alvvays) carve out detailed analog productions in the tradition of DIYrecorders such as Strapping Fieldhands, early Guided By Voices, and R. Stevie Moore, while the songs themselves recall the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty, and The La's. Last year's Remember The Moon endeared itself to listeners with its compact, tightly-wound strings of melody and bustling rhythms, and the Toronto Star said “Lab Coast has grown so good at making a certain species of scuffed-up, small-scale psych-pop that the rest of Canada really no longer has any excuse not to pay attention.”

Lab Coast, a compilation of the best of the band's first four albums, is being released by Brighton, UK-based label Faux Discx on May 5. They will be touring the middle of Canada in April and the UK and Europe in May.

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Selected press quotes:

"Lab Coast make the best kind of lo-fi pop music — insistent, catchy, rattling and always surprising." Edmonton Journal

"Lab Coast has grown so good at making a certain species of scuffed-up, small-scale psych-pop that the rest of Canada really no longer has any excuse not to pay attention." Toronto Star

"...deceptively simple drops of catchy-as-hell indie rock." Exclaim!

"Remember the Moon is full of surprises. Lab Coast’s latest is poised to become one of Calgary’s most unforgettable records." The Gauntlet

"Lab Coast's take on tuneful garage rock is distinct. If you like The Byrds, you'll love this." The Independent

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