Close to being the jauntiest breakup album of all time

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Hooded Fang - 'Tosta Mista'

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Hooded Fang – ‘Tosta Mista’

This should represent a simple square peg/square hole equation: twee Toronto turncoats [a]Hooded Fang[/a] grasp tropical hipster coattails in a stylistically cynical second album about-turn. Case closed. Except dammit if they’re not real handy at no-fi surf-rock jangle, dismissing aforementioned charges inside an unapologetically upbeat 23 minutes. That the record lays bare chief protagonists Daniel Lee and April Aliermo’s relationship breakdown is another curveball; only [i]Back To The Future[/i] school dance shoop ‘Den Of Love’ drops any real hints of trouble in a Honolulu-level paradise. Indeed, Hooded Fang must be mighty close to crafting the jauntiest breakup album of all time.

[i]David Westle[/i]

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Record label:Full Time Hobby
Release date:26 Mar, 2012