After Dark

by Pale Lips

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about

Drippy mascara slopped rock n roll with sprinkles!

"The first Pale Lips album Wanna Be Bad is very good. After Dark is great." - Faster And Louder

"Somewhere between the Donnas and the Go-Go’s, Pale Lips pack a little arsenic in their candy-coated tunes." - Michael "Denim" Toland, Big Takeover Magazine

"Pale Lips are a four-piece, all female punky pop band from Montreal, who know their Sixties references (Girl bands, Garage punk) and bring them upto date via the likes of the Ramones, Undertones and The Muffs. Loads of melodic hooks and great choruses that will sneak into you brain and stay there, alongside all the energy and adrenalin that guitars, bass and drums can deliver." - Fear And Loathing Zine

The four rockers who make up Pale Lips—Jackie Blenkarn (vocals), Jamie Radu (bass, backing vocals), Ilona Szabo (guitar, backing vocals), and Lynn Poulin (drums)—are a true-life girl gang hellbent on having a good time (and making sure we get in on the action too!). With a sly wink to the past, the celebrated Canadian group offer up a fun loving cocktail of Ramones-style humor, Undertones sweetness and Nikki and the Corvettes sass. Yes, Pale Lips may have whipped up the cure to our collective couch potato malaise. Hunker down, crank it up! - Hayley Crusher Cain

"Boy, you really surprised me with that Pale Lips project. I had been thinking that all of my favorite bands have worked with your label except Pale Lips, and now they're in the family too! So stoked to finally have a CD copy of After Dark to blast in the car!" - Lord Rutledge

"Cool! I dig it!" - Palmyra Delran
"NICE!!!!! NEXT CHICKS" - Genya Ravan
"I played "Doo-Wop Showaddy Waddy" to death on sxm and included it in my yearly top 40 last year." - Bill Kelly's Blackhole Bandstand

"Pale Lips have proven once again that rock n' roll still satisfies in a way that no other style of music possibly can. And you just won't hear music more joyful than this. Put this album on, and you've got yourself an instant party wherever you may be. If you're not dancing and singing along within the first minute, there may be no cure for whatever ails you. And don't bother asking me for tips on how to get these songs out of your head. No such means exist." - Faster And Louder

credits

released April 30, 2021

Pale Lips in "After Dark" Starring:
Jackie Blenkarn as Singer with Glasses & Piano Plinks
Jamie Jazz Radu as Bass Freak #1
Ilona Panther as Key Guitar Grip
Lynn Poulin as Drum Dolly & Photographer #1

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Ryan Battistuzzi in Montreal, Quebec
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, Quebec

Saxophone by Lorraine Muller
Harmonica by Adam Brown
Graphics by Ken Maclaurin
Photos by Nick Ball and Lynn Poulin

Dedicated to the memory of Reta Radu

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