Mississauga Goddam





When The Hidden Cameras signed to Rough Trade, they became the first Canadian band in the label's long, rich history to do so (just a bit of trivia there for ya, enjoy). The Toronto-based outfit, masterminded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Joel Gibb, released their RT debut in 2003 in the form of The Smell Of Our Own, gaining acclaim for their catchy melodies, pop sensibilities and witty, sometimes over the top lyrics dealing with gay lifestyle. The band's latest release, Mississauga Goddam (named for the suburb where Gibb grew up), picks up where the last left off. The same symphonic indie pop that drew comparisons to the Magnetic Fields and Belle & Sebastian last time around has been honed to a razor sharp point of toe-tapping, bombastic goodness fit for anyone. The dynamic album finds a balance between smile-inducing bubble gum and lollipop songs like opener "Doot Doot Ploot", "The Fear Is On", "I Believe In The Good Life" and the humorously-titled "Music Is My Boyfriend", and the slower, more lyrically-driven, thought provoking "Builds The Bone", "We Oh We" and the title track "Mississauga Goddam". Fans of The Polyphonic Spree, The Flaming Lips and the previously mentioned Belle & Sebastian and Magnetic Fields should waste no time in taking a peek at the Hidden Cameras.

The Hidden Cameras
Rough Trade

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