The Toronto indie-pop band Ginger Ale & The Monowhales has announced that their debut EP BANG will be released on 10/14. The record's first single "Home" and it's accompanied video racked up over 200,000 views in seven days on Facebook, landing them some airtime on Global News, Sirius and even a shout out from the mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Their music is as fun as their name, with memorable hooks and high-energy tracks that might end up on a Spotify playlist alongside The Flaming Lips and Sleigh Bells.
"This is a record we've been piecing together for a long time," says drummer Jordan Circosta. "We wanted to make something that bangs, something that clangs. Something that shows us at our happiest and most carefree, but also gives a taste of the darker side of things. We've had a lot of time to get to know each other and learn to make music as an ever-evolving group of friends. What you hear is the old and the new, side by side. Some of these tracks are songs we've been playing live for years, others have never been heard before. This is a thank you to everyone who believed in us when even we had lost hope, but this is also a nod to the future. We have a long road ahead of us, and no plans to slow down."
Watch "Home" Below:
Pre-order BANG here.
2) Name For Myself
3) Let It Fall
4) White Walls
5) Don't Talk
9/24 - Peterborough PRIDE
10/14 - Toronto (EP RELEASE PARTY - Horseshoe Tavern)
10/29 - North Bay (Nippissing University)
11/03 - Toronto (Live at City Hall)
11/16 - Toronto (Indie Week - Supermarket)
11/17 - Toronto (Indie Week - Speaking on a panel regarding the power of social media)
11/18 - Sudbury (Peddler's Pub)
11/19 - Sudbury (Peddler's Pub)