Talk Show Host (Photo by Amanda Fotes)
What’s the internet for if not to watch cat videos? Well, Parklife has the best cat video for your eyes in a while!
You see, Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host release Mid-Century Modern, their debut full-length, on June via Wiretap Records & Disconnect Disconnect Records. And the lead single, “Blood In The Sand,” is streaming everywhere, along with a new music video, which features Mila the cat.
Lead singer and guitar player Chris Veinot said, “The video has nothing to do with the song and everything to do with the fact that we are still under lockdown and all we have footage of is cats. Sincere apologies to all the dog persons.” No apologies necessary, Chris, as your pet cat is of course adorable.
Chris added, “It started life as a surf-inspired track but we couldn’t resist the ever-present urge to turn it into a power-pop singalong. The lyrics recount the plot of a non-existent delinquent teen movie I dreamed about during a full moon, something from the mid-to-late ’60s that could’ve been directed by Al Adamson or Ray Dennis Steckler. The title doesn’t sound like what the song sounds like, but it was the name of the picture in the dream. We might have destroyed the fabric of space & time if we’d changed it, y’know?”
Watch the official music video for “Blood in the Sand” by Talk Show Host on YouTube:
Talk Show Host have spent their life building to this moment. Since 2015, the Toronto trio have been steadily releasing hit after hit, starting with 2016’s Disunion Tour EP and culminating in 2017’s Not Here To Make Friends EP (recorded by John Dinsmore). With over 100 shows under their belt locally and in sojourns overseas in places like France, Belgium, Italy, and Germany, as well as opening slots for bands like Planes Mistaken For Stars and Pet Symmetry, Talk Show Host are ready for their moment.
Their spotlight has arrived with Mid-Century Modern, the band’s first full length record. Over 10 songs, the band, consisting of Chris (guitar and vocals), Fabien Rivenet (bass and pastry), and Sean Woolven (drums and backup vocals), takes us through a cavalcade of pop-punk hits. Lead single “Blood In The Sand” is the sort of anthemic sing-along masterpiece that will find you with fists — or paws — in the air singing along by the chorus.