Since their 2012 debut EP, Summer, Vancouver band Sightlines have bestowed upon local music fans a small but steady stream of releases by way of cassette tape, split 7-inch, and even floppy disc — nothing, however, that’s offered more than a couple minutes of pop-punk perfection. Now, the trio is getting ready for milestones on two fronts: the forthcoming release of their first full-length and, on it, a career-defying offering of nearly half an hour of music.
Titled “North” (with deliberate quotation marks), the record will include nine new songs, as well as re-worked versions of 7-inch split tracks “Foreknowledge” and “Commiseration.” The band has already shared two songs from the album, “Hospital” and “Parts Per Million,” both of which showcase their tendency for sunny hooks, brawny guitar, and thoughtful lyrics (“Hospital,” for example, was written after frontman Eric Axen was hospitalized for blood poisoning).
“North” will be co-released on April 15 through local label Big Smoke and Axen’s own Alarum Records, and will be accompanied by an anticipated tour of Western Canada that lands in Calgary on April 18.
When: April 18, 2016
Where: Local 510 – 510 17 Ave SW
Tickets: Available at the door