Thursday, January 3, 2013


Northern Exposure is a weekly feature where I (Mark) present you with something from the underground of Canadian music.

The sophomore album from Vancouver’s White Lung has only one volume it should be played at: Loud. Sorry is an unrelenting album that will pummel you over the head with a noisy combination of punk and hardcore. While Sorry is short and sweet, clocking in at just over 19 minutes, it packs a punch as the entire album drives at a blistering fast pace. Every track on this album is no more than a couple of minutes long, quick and dirty is the name of the game for White Lung, nothing on Sorry overstays its welcome. The guitar-work on Sorry is fantastic. On almost every track the guitar is doing something weird and angular, sounding almost math-rock-ish. To put the cherry on top White Lung’s singer delivers such a strong vocal performance. To be honest, I think the whole female vocal in a punk/hardcore band is something that can come off pretty corny, but White Lung manage to make it completely memorable. Have a listen to Sorry down below.

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