Fresh Stream



Vancouver punks White Lung dove headfirst into their latest album “Deep Fantasy”, creating a record that is fearless in both its meaningful lyrical content and huge, angry instrumentation. The band makes a strong argument for simple, aggressive punk, using just their conviction and noisiness to create perfectly chaotic songs that carry strong messages. White Lung’s brand of punk draws from the past and the present, incorporating everything from old school punk instrumentation to contemporary cultural commentary. Ferocious vocalist Mish Way uses her voice to growl, soar, and scream on nearly every song. Her voice has an almost sinister tone to it, shaping a dark and cutting sound. The band only has two frequencies, loud and louder, the album escalating and resounding to enormous size. It tumbles and spirals with fuzzy guitar sound and thudding drums, yet somehow finds melodic moments. Songs like “Down With the Monster” and “I Believe You” stand out, Way’s vocals on the shouting choruses proving that the band has something to say, and nothing and nobody should mess with that.

This record was released on Domino Records, a label that has produced some of the decade’s most successful independent acts. Hopefully this foreshadows a more expansive audience in the future for White Lung, as their bold and important music deserves to be spread.


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