Tough Age – Shame - 2017 Indie Garage Punk - Lime Green Vinyl LP
Tough Age – Shame
Mint Records (12) – MRL173
Vinyl, LP, Album, Lime Green Vinyl
A1 Everyday Life 3:15
A2 Piquant Frieze 1:47
A3 Reflected 3:18
A4 Me In Glue 3:18
A5 Unclean 4:46
B1 Pageantry 1:42
B2 Ghost 3:00
B3 Shame 10:22
Recorded At – The Bottle Garden
Artwork – Patrick Kyle (2)
Mastered By – Jay Arner
Recorded By, Mixed By, Engineer – Peter Woodford (3)
(C of S )
" There comes a point where moving through life is no longer as simple as lather, rinse, repeat. Terribly powerful as it is, your mind can trap you in place, its thoughts weighing so heavily on you that your limbs simply don’t want to propel you forward anymore. We all experience these bouts of mental health lapses, and Canadian garage punks Tough Age have now given that feeling its own anthem.
Entitled “Me in Glue”,"
( spill magazine) " Tough Age announced their new album and third on Mint with a single “Me In Glue.” The first single off the record features bassist Penny Clark belting out her thoughts on giving up. “The track comes in on appropriately sticky bass lines, thick as Elmer’s” Says COS. “Guitars break it up into something more playful as the song progresses, adding a garage-surf coloring to the chaotic drumming. But there’s nothing chilled out about the lyrics”
In the two years since Tough Age’s sophomore LP, I Get The Feeling Central, the curmudgeonly comic book loving band have reinvented themselves. Founding members Jarrett Samson and Penny Clark relocated to Toronto from Vancouver, channeling their love of Flying Nun indie-pop into a new three-piece line-up with drummer Jesse Locke (Century Palm, Simply Saucer). The first glimpse at this new direction was their “Guess Not/Unclean” 7” EP, now followed by their long-awaited third album, Shame, due out on Mint Records on October 20th, 2017.
Recorded and mixed by Freelove Fenner’s Peter Woodford in his Montreal studio The Bottle Garden (TOPS, Moss Lime), with cover art by comic artist Patrick Kyle and mastering by Mint’s own Jay Arner, Shame is Tough Age’s most collaborative effort to date. Honing their econo jams on tours across North America and over the sea to Tokyo, while sharing a stage with artists such as The Courtneys, HSY, and recent Mint signees Woolwoorm, the trio has re-emerged with a fresh set of songs that are simultaneously minimal, dynamically propulsive, and eerily experimental."