Lethbridge, AB's Fist City Prep Debut LP for L.A.-Based Deadbeat Records
Published Mar 26, 2010Back in January, we mentioned that garage-punk quartet Myelin Sheaths were among those spearheading a new rock'n'roll movement in Lethbridge, AB. Surprising as it may seem at first, the southern Alberta city with a population of less than 100,000 people has produced yet another exciting new act in Fist City.
The band, which is made up of former members of Endangered Ape and the New Danger Kids, formed in late 2009 and quickly made a name for themselves with shows around Alberta. Thanks to the online praises of Myelin Sheaths drummer Paul Lawton, the band were discovered by Los Angeles imprint Dead Beat Records, who have previously worked with the Estrogen Highs and Le Face. "We were hoping maybe for a seven-inch somewhere, even if we had to self release it," admits guitarist Evan Van Reekum in an Exclaim! interview. "This was really awesome. It came out of nowhere."
As a result, Fist City started writing new material, and developing their sound, with a full-length in mind. "I write really garage-y stuff and [guitarist Kirsten Griffiths] has a really '90s sort of influence," Van Reekum says. "So the songs are a bit of both, with one style more prominent then the other depending on who wrote it. Either way they are gonna be loud."
The yet-to-be-titled album is currently being recorded with Paul Lawton at his own Mammoth Cave recording studio. The plan is to release the LP this summer.