RetroSpectacle

by Dany Laj and The Looks

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    Dany Laj and The Looks - RetroSpectacle CD
    Cheap Cassettes - Ever Since Ever Since CD
    The Pulsebeats - Lookin' Out CD
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1.
2.
I Know You Want Out
3.
Hold For Love
4.
5.
Mr. Rebound
6.
Best Thing In town
7.
Take It Away
8.
Diamond In The Rough
9.
Mister Screaming Attitude
10.
Small Town Kid
11.
Till The Darkness Goes
12.
Your Lips
13.
Annie (bonus track)
14.
Ma Tete (bonus track)

about

"Mr. Lou, the "RetroSpectacle" from Dany Laj and The Looks will be oozing all over the Hanks Alternative Radio junkies. This is a Dream Sickle Rock n Roll album for sure :)" - Hank, Hanks Alternative Radio (HanksRadio.com)

"What we like about Laj is that he has such a wide range of influences and the ability to color his songs with them at will." - Boston Groupie News

"Dany Laj writes the kind of tunes full of yearning: for love, for commitment, for purpose, for getting the hell out of town. Fortunately he wraps this angst in the kind of tuneful confections that make fast friends on one spin." - Big Takeover Magazine

RetroSpectacle: A retrospective career spanning from the garage to the van filled with hand picked, fan favorite, and long lost buried treasures of heartworn sleeve power, pop, personified (compiled for the first time) from Dany Laj and The Looks...

Vinyl LP available via Snap!/KOTJ Records Spain: snaprecordsspain.bandcamp.com/album/danny-laj-the-looks-retrospectacle-funlp-041

Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born and bred in Kirkland Lake, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the country and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting.

Dany Laj’s heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj’s powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Dusty Campbell as The Looks, Laj’s crack rhythm section, provide a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj’s quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj and the Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart.

credits

releases January 14, 2022

Dany Laj - Guitar, Vocals
Jeanette Dowling - Bass, Vocals
Drums - Mike Duffield, Lewis Handford, Victor Tremblay-Desrosiers, Colin Burnett
Keys - Dan McMahon, Rocio Verta, Patrick Bennett, Jay Lemak

All words and music by Dany Laj
TV illustration by Geoff Marshall
Art & Layout by Jeanette Dowling

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