Since releasing their heady debut LP, Album, in 2010, Hooded Fang’s hooky, stoner-garage antics have taken the young Canada natives out of their bedroom studio and into the spotlight: The group made the Polaris Long List in 2011. Their new record, Gravez — whose single “Ode To Subterrania” we previewed a while back — dropped on 5/28 via Daps/Full Time Hobby.
Regardless of media attention, though, Hooded Fang still like to keep things weird. In their newest video, for the jangly, fuzz-rock Gravez cut “Bye Bye Land,” a dance-off between rivaling gangs of young women wearing animal masks quickly turns into a rather brutal fist fight. Two particularly rowdy ladies battle to the blood; a ringleader in a chicken mask reveals an alarming, mystical twist; and the whole thing looks a little like the Ukraine circa 1981, except in Mexico. You’ll just have to see what I mean. Watch it now.
Hooded Fang kicks off a North American tour today. Here are the dates:
06/12 – Winnipeg, AB @ Windsor Hotel
06/13 – Saskatoon, SK @ MOSO Fest at Vangelis
06/14 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
06/15 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
06/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
06/17 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge
06/18 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Lounge
06/20 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
06/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
06/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar