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Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP
Alien Snatch! Records

Pale Lips – In the Dark – New LP

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Bubblegum garage from this Quebec outfit, girl group out on the town and in the garage, Jackie, Jamie, Ilona and Lynn, focusing on the yeah-yeah-yeah happy-go-lucky bubbly numbers but also offering plenty of variety, all of it recalling the 1960s (with a bit of 1950s) channelled through Nikki Corvette and Riff Randells, moving wonderfully from the Nikki-inspired "You're A Doll" where the synth comes through to the midtempo number "That Old Ghost Don't Lie" where they show us the lonely side of After Dark, where Ilona Szabo gets to show off the early 60s Memphis sounds on her guitar, quickly bouncing back to the party but staying in the South for "All My Baby Brought Back Was the Blues," the band adding harmonica on that cut, adding instruments and sounds from all over on this album, from California to Detroit, from New York to New Orleans, Ms. Szabo showing plenty of variety of fuzz sounds on her guitar, honking sax courtesy of Lorraine Muller on another number, synth coming through again on "Cosmic Love" helping bring out likely other influences, the Go Gos and B52s for example, this variety really helping to keep the music on its toes, keeping the machine revving, downshifting to cruise the main drag and sing out sha-la-la to the night, another essential listen from Alien Snatch! Records.
Corelease of Alien Snatch!, Spaghetty Town and God's Candy 





The PALE LIPS is all-girl four piece rock'n'roll band from Montreal, Canada. The four brats Jamie, Jackie, Lynn, Ilona got the coolest flavours in chewing gum juke box rock and blow big bubbles turning to daggers. NIKKI CORVETTE style 60´girl group harmonies, rolling 50´s rhythm section, edgy 70´s JOAN JETT song writing with a TINA & TOTAL BABES fun ride. Take the DONNAS microwave popcorn and late 70´s VKTMS punk kicks dismiss the flower & indie rock purveyors. Trenched with wonderful back-ups "in After Dark" is a power-pop, hook-driven album with that certain gleam of silver light. After their first album "Wanna Be Bad" and couple singles, this is the second effort. Canada had the MODERNETTES, B-GIRLS, RIFF RANDELLS and now Pale Lips!  It´s getting HOT!

 

released January 31, 2019

Jackie Blenkarn vocals, keyboard
Jamie Radu bass, back vocals
Ilona Szabo guitar, back vocals
Lynn Poulin drums
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Ryan Battistuzzi in Montreal, Quebec
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, Quebec
Saxophone by Lorraine Muller
Harmonica by Adam Brown
Art by Ken Maclaurin
Photos by Nick Ball and Lynn Poulin



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