Lab Coast is a band from Calgary, formed in late 2008 by David Laing and Chris Dadge (Bug Incision Records, Phil Withers, Bent Spoon Duo, Jay Crocker, etc). After a year’s worth of home recordings (“a ramshackle channelling of 90s junk-pop” says Jesse Locke on Weird Canada) were amassed, Dice Parks (Ox, Jane Vain & The Dark Matter) and Scott Munro (Ghostkeeper, Chad van Gaalen, Gunther) joined the band. Their first album, Wilding was initially self-released, and was reissued through Scotch Tapes. Over the summer of 2010, the band recorded two songs for a split 7” EP with Extra Happy Ghost, which was released to critical acclaim on Saved By Vinyl. Their most recent collection of songs, Pictures on the Wall, is out now on Portland’s Eggy Records, and readily downloadable (iTunes, etc).
Since their live debut in December 2009, they’ve played a bunch of shows and plan to play more, and continue recording their songs. FFWD Weekly has written of their “effortlessly appealing pop songs” and Coke Machine Glow believes that their split was “one of the most uncomplicatedly enjoyable releases I’ve heard all year”.