Magnet Magazine said of us, "what the Stones were, what the Dandy Warhols could've been."
Vancouver's Lions In The Street are ready to release their debut full-length album --- a labour of rock and roll love, partially delayed by the band's long fight with the notoriously combative and now-bankrupt TVT Records. The struggle to persevere and overcome in the face of such evil and disappointment is, paradoxically, the source of the record's authenticity and authority. This collection of analogue recordings (mostly recorded live, over a weekend at Mushroom Studios) takes pre-punk rock and roll as its starting point, inspired ultimately though by the spirit of gospel music: this is the kind of weary-yet-hopeful record that only a band that has endured real hardships could make.
Lions In The Street are releasing a 'mixtape' EP in advance of the LP, in early 2009, with new songs and a couple of Years/TVT recordings. The Mixtape EP will anticipate their full-length debut, recorded at Mushroom Studios with sonic-wizard Shawn Cole (You Say Party We Say Die, Bend Sinister).