Published Aug 02, 2012Vancouver pop unit Fine Times have become the latest indie act to sign to the city's Light Organ Records for a new album. The pair, made up of Matthew Moldowan and Jeffrey Josiah Powell, will drop their self-titled debut on September 18.
The disc was recorded with acclaimed local studio whiz Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, the New Pornographers, Mother Mother) at the Warehouse Studio. According to a press release, the producer "added his trademark vintage synths into the record as Moldowan and Powell confidently pounded out their pop sounds. It came to be a perfect fit."
In regards to the album's hook-heavy sound, Moldowan said in a statement, "I have a short attention span so if a record doesn't catch me in the first listen or two, I probably won't put it back on the record player." With this in mind, the band reportedly follow in a pop lineage that includes Phil Spector, Roxy Music, Phoenix and MGMT.
Hear what he's talking about by streaming the synth-spiked tracks "Lions" and "Hey Judas" below the tracklist.
2. Hey Judas
3. High Brow Low Times
4. Television Tel Aviv
5. And It Happened At Midnight
8. Hungry Siamese
9. Bright Lights
10. Into The Mechanarium
11. Super Controller