Brooding vocals, slick synths and rhythmic drum and bass lines fuel Toronto-trio Lioness’ new album The Golden Killer which just dropped via New Romantic. After a bit of a break Vanessa Fischer, Ronnie Morris and Jeff Scheven have come out with another great album of rocking tracks.
From start to finish the album takes you through an energetic twelve-track progression of short heavy songs. Like their one-word titles, the majority of the songs get right to point and seemingly end as soon as they start, but it all makes sense.
Leading the album is “Procession”, which, like its namesake, has the slow build Lioness fans will recognize from 2008 dance favourite “You’re My Heart”. A standout are the tracks midway through the album like “Golden Thorn”, “They Clip the Wings of Birds” and “White Moth”. Distorted synth and guitar bridges all three tracks, harkening back to the days of classic rock albums. “They Clip the Wings of Birds” is the only down-tempo track on the album in the middle of this three track succession. Fischer’s vocals are pretty yet eerie, while Scheven’s drum lines bring in a slow build of layered synth and choir-like vocals.
Lioness does not disappoint with this album. The group is currently on tour to promote the new album and is set to play an in-store at 7pm for Record Store Day tomorrow at Sonic Boom in Toronto. Check out the track list below and listen to “They Clip The Wings of Birds” and “The Night” which is available for free download for a limited time.
The Golden Killer Track List:
2. Toxic Heat
3. The Night
5. Golden Thorn
6. They Clip the Wings of Birds
7. White Moth
9. Krokodil Tears
11. Tastefully Obscure
12. Stay Awhile