Toronto’s premiere buzz band, Wine Lips, have just released their latest full-length LP Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party on Montreal’s Stomp Records. Fans of psych, punk and garage rock will be salivating over this 11 track platter which delivers ferocious performances showcasing the band’s knack for tight beats, slick harmonies, and mesmerizing guitar licks. Accompanying the new album is their rock ‘n’ roll bloodbath of a video for the single In the Clear.
The video, which was directed by Ciarán Downes, filmed by Jamie Gagain and edited by Ciarán Downes and Taylor Lucas is a tongue in cheek look at overreactions and self-diagnosis. Singer Cam Hilborn describes the video by saying, “We wanted to play off a person’s reaction to some bad news but in a very over exaggerated way. The video follows a clown who has just been given news that he is an expecting father on a parody of the Maury Show. The result is the clown having a complete meltdown and going on a killing spree.”
Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party highlights the rhythmic symmetry that drummer Aurora Evans and Cam Hilborn have perfected over the course of creating their acclaimed recording catalogue. The album continues to deliver their brand of high energy, new-school, indie-tinged garage rock. Press have already been keenly anticipating the new album with rave reviews for their teaser-single “Eyes.” Spotify, Indie 88, Exclaim! Magazine, and Brooklyn Vegan have all been singing the praises of their new album, while college radio and Sirius XM have been building the on-air hype.
Inspired by the highs and lows of recent years, Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party sheds light on the band’s coping methods brought on by late nights, alcohol and promiscuity. Discussing the latest video Hilborn says, “In the Clear tells a story a few can likely relate to of feeling like a hypochondriac. When self diagnosis becomes alarming after researching symptoms on the world wide web and the results are of course interpreted to imply that death is around the corner. Then you work up enough courage to see the doctor only to have them tell you that you’re fine and that there was nothing to be worried about in the first place.”
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.