Toronto’s premiere buzz band, Wine Lips, have just announced their latest full-length release Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party due out this Fall on Montreal’s Stomp Records. The announcement comes with the premiere of the album’s first single and video for the song Eyes.
The video, which was filmed and directed by Sammy J. Lewis, begins in a seedy Toronto alley and descends into a chaotic and psychedelic live performance. Singer Cam Hilborn describes the video by saying, “Sammy had the idea of making it look like the band was playing inside a garbage bag, so we did a classic performance video but tried to make it a little more interesting with crazy fast paced cuts and some added green screen fun. It was super fun, super sweaty and we felt like trash by the end of the day.”
Eyes is a one minute and thirty second gate crasher for the band’s emergence back into the live music scene. Cam Hilborn’s vocals sit atop the driving buzz of distorted guitars and the pounding backbeat of Aurora Evans’ drums. Her fierce and driving beats call to mind the band’s legendarily wild and frenetic live shows. Commenting on the message behind Eyes, Hilborn says, “Eyes is a song about feeling burnt out creatively, mentally and physically. Something so many of us can relate to, even more so over the past year and a half. It sheds light on situations where you find yourself powering through the days with different coping methods brought on by late nights, alcohol and promiscuity, and seeing how far you can push the limits of your body before you find yourself defeated and broken down.”
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Wine Lips is Cam Hilborn on guitar and vocals with Aurora Evans on drums, Jordan Sosensky on guitar and Charlie Weare on bass. The band’s highly anticipated new album Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party is a collection of psych-rock bangers that’ll surely win the hearts of fans longing for their brand of garage-rock -revival that draws influence from the likes of The Hives, Bad Nerves, Dead Kenedys, Thee Oh Sees, Idles, Ty Segall, Buzzcocks and Parquet Courts. The band spent most of their free time in 2020 writing and recording their phenomenal third full length record at The Sugar Shack in London, Ontario with Simon Larochette.
“The record is crazy! We really spent a lot of time getting the songs to sound exactly the way we wanted. I think this is the best stuff we’ve recorded and I’m super stoked with the end result!” says Hilborn.