Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host has delivered 'Crisis Actors,' the latest single off the band's upcoming debut full-length 'Mid-Century Modern,' out June 4th via Wiretap Records & Disconnect Disconnect Records.
Lead singer & guitar player Chris Veinot says, “Crisis Actors” was written a couple of years ago and I distinctly remember worrying that the lyrics might seem dated by the time we released it, especially after we had to delay the record due to COVID. Fortunately (?) I didn’t have to worry at all! Hooray? Yes, it’s about stupid internet bullshit, but at its core it’s about trying (and pretty much always failing) to empathize with someone who doesn’t seem open to empathy.
The video was another lockdown concoction and evolved as a kind of visual history of how my relationship with the electronic world has evolved since the early 90s. But mostly it was an excuse to play ZZT again. Everyone remembers ZZT, right??
The upcoming album 'Mid-Century Modern' declares its love for ‘90s punk, larger-than-life guitars, catchy pop melodies and indie rock detours. This is the sound of a band that has taught themselves all the tricks in the power-pop playbook and left notes in the margins.