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Posted: Mar 22, 2007 6:02 pm | Edited by: Crystal Lake
I posted this almost a year ago, but now it's going to be "officially" released in the USA (whatever that means), so keep your eyes peeled if you work at a college radio station down there.

VANCOUGAR - Losin' It!
Out March 27 in the US on Scratch Records - SCRATCH#53
CD only - $11.99 USD

We're an all-girl pop group from Vancouver, BC and this is our first record. If you like catchy pop a la Blondie & Elvis Costello, with a bit of '60s girl group influence thrown in, maybe you'll be into it.

Listen/read more here: www.myspace.com/vancougar

from a review on Terminal-Boredom of our song on a comp that came out last year:
"These girls would fittingly be the Pavel Bure/Alex Mogilny-era Canucks, a team that was a lot of fun to watch, and were, well, a little bit girlie. But who needs a killer instinct when their tune, "Mine First", is as sweet as the Russian Rocket going top shelf on an end-to-end breakaway? The pleasant sounding and not-overpowering keyboards blend nicely with a really crisp drum sound, and the song has a Nikki Corvette-meets-Devo sorta catchiness. The fact these gals actually sing/harmonize as well gives them a winning hat-trick! Score! Someone give me an octopus to throw!"

Available through Scratch Recordsand also apparently through Revolver USA, although I don't see it listed there yet.

If legal downloads are your thing, try www.zunior.com.
Posted: Mar 22, 2007 6:03 pm
oh yeah, June midwest/east coast tour with The Goodnight Loving!
Posted: Mar 27, 2007 8:18 pm | Edited by: Crystal Lake
out today!

review from the March issue of MRR:

This is treating my ears right. Crunchy indie rock with girl-group harmonies and pop sensibilities without excessive sheen. The vocals invite comparisons to the GO GOS and BANGLES but you can tell this was born in the garage and not in an LA recording studio.. They're also not really that retro-- Liz Phair could be another touchstone. The first song, "Mine First", is about discovering some new band and thinking they're your little secret, only to lose them to commercial radio popularity and the MTV Nation. I wouldn't be surprised if Vancougar fans are going to suffer the same frustration soon. (Allan McNaughton)
Posted: Mar 28, 2007 8:31 pm | Edited by: Rosemary Rose
All Music Guide review:

The first cut on Vancougar's debut album Losin' It is a pure blast of hooky pop-punk called "Mine First" about that band you loved before anyone else did, and it's so much fun you might get the idea this is another bunch of gals who can skillfully play the "cute indie ladies playing hooky stuff" card. But listen a little longer and deeper and it becomes clear Vancougar are made of stronger stuff than that, and Losin' It is a pretty terrific rock & roll record. Vocalist and guitarist Eden Fineday is a promising talent on both counts; her singing carries considerable melodic and emotional weight, and if her fretwork isn't flashy, it's strong and fills the spaces with just the right balance of noise and tunefulness. Megan Johnson's keyboards are a superb foil for Fineday's six-string attack, and the frantic codas on "Down on Me" and "Way It's Gon' Be" are genuinely inspired noise. Bassist Becca Stewart and drummer CC Rose are a kick-ass rhythm section who can sway on the poppier tunes and lay down the law on harder stuff with equal skill, and the group harmonies are sharper and more skillful than you'd expect. As good as the band is, the songs are the real pleasant surprise on this disc; this sure isn't the first band to write about the travails of grade school, upended relationships or painful insecurity, but Vancougar put a spin on their material that's fresh, honest and indicative of songwriters with imagination and fierce passion, and the melodies are every bit as memorable as the words. (And "Credit Tard" is quite likely the first great rock song about prudent money management.) Don't be fooled by the playful exterior of Losin' It Vancougar are fun, but they're also a rock band that genuinely delivers the goods, and this debut album makes it clear that they are a band to watch.
Posted: Mar 28, 2007 8:39 pm
Posted: Mar 30, 2007 12:18 am
Adam K's review:

Posted: Mar 30, 2007 4:01 pm | Edited by: Rosemary Rose
Rosemary Rose's review:

totally kicks ass.

and lead's voice tugs at my heart strings.
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