Hamilton, Ontario‘s Shade have signed to the label and are working on their debut album. Today the band is sharing their rollicking debut single “Contoller” which was produced by Leon Taheny (Arcade Fire, Death From Above, Metz) and Josh Korody (Dilly Dally, Weaves).
Shade’s shadowy and razor-sharp six-string raucousness is an all-consuming beast, bruising with a dark and doomy swagger one moment, and pushing skywards with hazy, transcendental trips the next. Hailing from Hamilton, ON the band takes the most vital parts of the music they grew up on—Brit rock’s ambitious sneer, neo-psychedelia’s mind-melting hooks, and grunge’s punk-infused heaviness—and turbocharges them, building an assault of sound that can shake the foundations of a stadium just as readily as it razes a grimy dive bar. It pulls from the storied halls of rock ‘n’ roll Valhalla while injecting a much-needed dose of 21st- century verve, like a Frankenstein’s monster stitched together by wild riffs, fists-raised riots, and evil energy.
At the band’s helm are Stephane Senecal-Tremblay (lead vocals/acoustic guitar) and Sam Rashid (lead guitar), who’ve collaborated extensively since before they were old enough to (legally) drink, which has contributed intimately to Shade’s signature dynamism. The band’s hard-edged sound is rounded out by Zakk Cozens (guitar), Mackenzie Sawyer (bass), and Zander Lamothe (drums), each an integral voice in Shade’s writing process going forward
Shade Live Dates:
July 6 – Hamilton – This Ain’t Hollywood w/ St Pepe (Black Lips)
July 9 – Toronto – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Shame
August 16 – Montreal – L’escogriffe
September 14-16 Hamilton – Supercrawl Festival