Song of the Day: “Pick It Up” by Fast Romantics

Fast Romantics
Fast Romantics (Photo by Jen Squires)

Toronto-based acclaimed indie-rock band Fast Romantics have announced their new LP Pick It Up, due out Aug. 7 on Postwar Records. Album title track “Pick It Up” and its accompanying quarantine-friendly video is inspired by frontman Matthew Angus’ lifelong battle with depression and anxiety.

Featuring production and mixing by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Timber Timbre), the collection of eight clever, deeply honest songs showcase Matthew’s finely-honed songwriting abilities.

Watch the official music video for “Pick It Up” by Fast Romantics on YouTube:

Hailed as a Google Play Artist to Watch in 2017, Fast Romantics is comprised of Matthew (vocals, guitar), Jeffrey Lewis (bass), Kirty (vocals, acoustic guitar, synth), Kevin Black (guitars), Lisa Lorenz (keyboards) and Nick McKinlay (drums). The band’s SOCAN award-winning single “Julia” was hailed by NPR as “triumphant” and CBC’s q described their LP American Love as “a revelation of a record.” The band found top 20 commercial radio success in Canada with Why We Fight, and earned multiple #1 songs on CBC music’s national chart, won “Best Pop Group” at the Sirius XM Indies, and was short-listed for Reeperbahn Festival’s Anchor Award in Germany, as well as the Prism Prize in Canada.

Visit Fast Romantics’ website for more music.

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