HOMETOWN: Vancouver, BC
GENRE: Pop-punk, power pop
MEMBERS: Eric Axen (Vocals, guitar), C.A. Chux (Bass), Graeme McDonald (Drums)
PRESS: Adam Sharp - firstname.lastname@example.org - 604.715.4457
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In May 2012, Sightlines released their aptly titled debut, “Summer” EP. Since then there has been a steady stream of one-off releases from the band on gloriously antiquated formats - including a floppy-disc single and a split 7” with Crystal Swells – but no talk of anything with a runtime over 3 minutes from the lauded Vancouver pop-punkers… until now.
By that token, lead singer and songwriter Eric Axen has surpassed himself on Sightlines’ newest release, "North", which clocks in at a career-defying 26 minutes and 52 seconds and offers fans 9 brand new tracks to delight over, plus revised versions of “Commiseration” and “Foreknowledge” from the acclaimed Crystal Swells split.
Since it's release in April 2016, Sightlines have performed "North" at Calgary's acclaimed Sled Island festival and on tour across western Canada, and were mentioned as being at the forefront of a Canada-lead post-punk revival by the Seattle Globalist.
“North” was released on April 15th on 150g random green 12" vinyl, in a co-release between Axen’s own Alarum Records and fellow Vancouver label, Big Smoke.
March 4th - Vancouver, BC - The Astoria
March 30th - Vancouver, BC - Blk Lab
*** 13 weeks on the Earshot! college radio charts, including a high of 24 on the National Top 50. ***
LABEL: Alarum Records / Big Smoke
RELEASE DATE: April 15th, 2016
FORMAT: 500 x 150g random green vinyl / digital via Bandcamp only
ARTWORK: Dana Kearley
FFO: Jawbreaker, Eric's Trip, Guided By Voices
"If you're a bookworm or a tenderhearted loner (especially if you're both), you'll love this album. Fantastic bedroom rock!"
- Maximum Rock'n'Roll
"“North” is testament to Sightlines ability to continual deliverance of power‐pop, punk goodness. Both hook‐laden and accessible, it’s only ever so slightly rough around the edges. The perfect album to kickstart your summer."
"Commiseration", taken from 2014's split 7" w/ Crystal Swells.