Record Store Day will soon become synonymous with Hot Dog Day thanks to Vancouver/Toronto upstarts Tough Age and their cuddlecore pioneering labelmates, cub. On April 18, the surf-punk quartet will issue a special Record Store Day release of covers from cub's 1993 original via both bands’ hometown label, Mint Records (that’s us)!
More than twenty years and 150 Mint releases ago, cuddlecore trailblazers Lisa, Robynn and Valeria rejected the grunge tendencies of Seattle-influenced Vancouver bands and turned them into a palpable positivity they could call their own. Cub's sound was so infectious that Tough Age frontman Jarrett Samson has never been shy about their influence on his musical upbringing.
Limited to 500 copies of clear red 7” vinyl, each member of Tough Age has a chance to show off their vocal skills on Plays cub’s Hot Dog Day. Performed with unabashed adoration, the spunky opener “Flying Carpet” is sure to whisk you away while the gang vocals on “Summer Samba” let the sun shine in. And when you finally get to hear why Penny Clark and Lauren Smith think Satan sucks on “My Chinchilla”, well, we’re pretty sure that’s the best.