Published Jul 13, 2012Charlottetown retro-pop unit English Words offered up a few songs back in 2010 via their Customer Appreciation EP, but the act are hoping to move onto bigger and better things with the announcement of their first full-length effort, Red Potion.
The album will be self-released on September 18 and is described as "a 33-minute collage of new wave and '80s alternative, with '70s synth ambience, bursts of neo-psychedelia and even a hint of Britpop."
You can get an idea of the group's dance-minded material on their website, where you can stream or download Red Potion's first single, "People I Love."
While English Words' debut disc was written and recorded over a particularly chilly Prince Edward Island winter, the group recorded the album at Old Confidence Lodge in Riverport, NS with Diego Medina and mixed it in Toronto. The act roped in Holy Fuck bassist Matt McQuaid to produce the set.
Red Potion was recorded as a quartet, but the band have since added bassist Thayne Campbell to their ranks.
On the live front, English Words will be supporting the new album with a hometown release show at Hunter's Ale House on September 7.