Fresh Snow share "Don't Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth," ready Won

Toronto four-piece Fresh Snow is set to release their latest musical offering Won on September 11. The album will be made available on vinyl/digitial (PRE-ORDER) via Hand Drawn Dracula and on limited cassette edition via Reel Cod Records. This week they share the krautrock-inspired “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth,” with vocals provided by Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham. Stream the track over at Consequence of Soundand onSoundCloud.

With the group appearing on the cover of NOW Magazine’s Christmas issue, and their POLARIS Long-Listed debut LPmaking it onto 2013 best-of lists from NOW, The GRID, BlogTO, Torontoist, the Toronto Star, and a raft of indie blogs, Fresh Snow’s new directions in instrumental music are clearly something that the critics agree on. “They can shift from Godspeed to Kraftwerk to Mogwai within the same song, and then segue to eminently danceable synth-led disco a few minutes later with some pleasantly woozy violin lines offering a decidedly human counterpoint to the mechanical rhythms driving things” wrote Chromewaves blogger Frank Yang.
Primarily an instrumental band with a core line-up augmented by guest horn and string players (including Trent Severn’s Laura C. Bates), Fresh Snow is not easy to pigeonhole. Their upcoming WON will explore different sides of the band’s aesthetic, and features vocal appearances by DIANA’s Carmen Elle, and FUCKED UP’s Damian Abraham. Just as they are prone to wearing masks onstage, so they are intent on keeping listeners guessing what they’ll do next. In an age where everything is instant and people have nothing to hide, Fresh Snow believes that a little mystery makes everything more enjoyable.
Beauty lies in the extremes. Dissonant and melodic, robotic and danceable, violent and beautiful: Fresh Snow is all these things. And the best is yet to come.
09/09 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddah *
09/11 Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl Festival @ Baltimore House #
09/16 Montreal, QC – POP Montreal Festival @ O Patro Vys ~
* = w/ Carl Didur, Zones, Nailbiter
# = w/ Vallens, WISH, Beliefs, Doomsquad, Moon King
~ = w/ Etiquette, Vallens, WISH, Beliefs