Published Dec 01, 2015Toronto-based outfit Laser brings together Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene, Paul Pfisterer of the Beauties and Martin Davis Kinack of Transistor Sound and Lighting Co., and the stacked lineup is ready to unveil what they've been up to in the studio with the release of their debut album. Titled Night Driver, the LP is due out on January 29 via Foreseen Entertainment.
The album was prefaced by singles "Leaving It Too Late" and "Do We All Feel It," and the full set of new songs builds on those songs' atmospheric, electronic vibes. Late night country drives from Lobsinger and Pfisterer's Toronto home to Kinack's forest studio served as sonic inspiration for the record — and the record's name. The commute between the city and country mimics the group's amalgamation of analog and synthetic sounds into one cohesive, intriguing unit.
Night Driver was producer by Laser between Kinack's Casa Bonita in Mono, ON and the Cock Pit in Toronto. Musicians Coenraad Bloemendaal, Blake Manning and Jud Ruhl make guest appearances.
In addition to the forthcoming recorded material, the band are also set to make their live debut. They will open for Rhye at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on December 8, followed by a support slot for Stars on December 19 at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre. The live lineup will include the addition of Julie Fader (Etiquette) and Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle).
Scroll past the album's full tracklisting and the band's upcoming live dates to watch the video for "Leaving It Too Late" below.
1. Leaving It Too Late
2. Disco Night Driver
3. Do We All Feel It
5. Bleed You
12/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
12/19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
* with Rhye
^ with Stars