Published May 16, 2018Calgary-based garage rockers Feel Alright release their latest LP In Bad Faith later this week, but Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to it right now.
The album marks the full-length follow-up to 2011's hilariously titled Hahahahahaha, though the group also released the "Oahu Ohio" 7-inch in 2012.
In Bad Faith was recorded at frontman Craig Fahner's home studio with fellow musicians Brady Kirchner and Matthew Learoyd, then mixed by Pat Kearns at his Mojave Desert cabin.
Some of the songs were edited and adjusted over the course of months, while others were written and laid to tape unexpectedly quickly.
"When I started Feel Alright, I was living in the US and I started writing and recording music as a means of conjuring an idealized sense of home from a distance," Fahner tells Exclaim! "In Bad Faith feels very much like a negotiation of what it's like to actually be in that home — seeing it as a container of warmth, comfort, conflict, turbulence, love, death, food, sleep… The songs run the gamut between nostalgic power pop love songs to darker ballads reflecting on what it's like to go home again, when you know you can't go home again."
Get a listen to exactly what that sounds like by streaming In Bad Faith below. It's officially out on May 18 via Pleasence Records.