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Hooded Fang - 'Tosta Mista'

Close to being the jauntiest breakup album of all time

  • Release Date 26 Mar, 2012
  • Record Label Full Time Hobby
  • Fact They were nominated for Canada's Polaris Music Prize
7 / 10
This should represent a simple square peg/square hole equation: twee Toronto turncoats Hooded Fang 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 Back To The Future 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.

David Westle
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