Formed in 2007, Canadian indie rockers Hooded Fang feature vocalist/guitarist Dan Lee, vocalist/bassist April Aliermo, guitarist Lane Halley and drummer D.
Alex Meeks. The band burst onto the scene in 2008 with their debut EP, which pitted jarring, angular guitar rock against a surf-tinged Wall of Sound that drew comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees
, Black Lips
, and Broken Social Scene
. Album, their first long-player, arrived in 2010 and received a coveted Polaris Prize Nomination. Tosta Mista, the group's sophomore outing and their first for U.K. label Full Time Hobby
, arrived in 2012, followed quickly by Gravez in 2013. For 2016's Venus on Edge, the band explored gentrification in their Toronto home base via dark, post-punk songs. Hooded Fang's horizons expanded further with the following year's Dynasty House EP, which featured percussionist Jon Pappo on songs inspired by Lee and Aliermo's immigrant heritage.~ James Christopher Monger