The incredible indie explosion: Eating Out
For aficionados of Vancouver’s underground scene, punk supergroup Eating Out is pretty much a dream come true. Featuring Nü Sensae’s Daniel Pitout (vocals and guitar), former Mutator Brody McKnight (guitar), White Lung’s Mish Way (bass), and Peace’s Geoff Dembicki (drums), this band certainly isn’t lacking talent or charisma. After releasing a self-titled EP on cassette for Burger Records, Eating Out tugged our heartstrings with its ’90s nostalgia video for its latest single “Burn”, a grunge-pop gem that hooks you with its candy-coated melody and has you head over heels by the time it gets to its blistering, distortion-heavy power riff. With throwback anthems this irresistible in its arsenal, Pitout and his backing crew are sure to have local punks eating their hearts out to the tune of catchy ’90s angst well into 2013.
Best local release other than yours:
“White Lung’s Sorry is my favourite release of the year. It is actually the only reason I’m allowing Mish to stay in Eating Out.”
The year’s best gig:
“Anytime I got to see the B-Lines play, but especially their show at the Biltmore on May 24. It was White Lung’s record-release show for Sorry. Systematik and Men at Adventure played too, and it was just a really good show.”
What classic never leaves the turntable?
“I hate music. But I love the theme song from The Nanny and the new Audacity album Mellow Cruisers. I don’t really know why. It’s like Southern California punk heaven played by a bunch of Southern California punk angels.”
Where are we impressing your out-of-town friends?
“The Akali Singh Sikh temple on Skeena Street. It’s free and my friends like to dine with rules.”
Like LMFAO, who’s sexy and knows it?
“Everybody in Vancouver is totally hideous, except for Jeremiah Hayward from Defektors. He has really long, beautiful eyelashes like a black stallion.”
Uncle Morty left you his fortune. Where are you opening a venue?
“I’m opening up a jazz and indie-rock club on Third Beach to contain all the losers.”