Canadian foursome Tough Age create a kind of controlled chaos on their self-titled debut, which drops Nov. 12 via Mint Records. With thrashing and relentless guitars and no shortage of fuzzy hooks, Jarrett K. (vocals, guitar), Penny “Agamemnon” Clark (guitar), Lauren Smith (bass) and Chris Martell (drums) create the illusion of reckless abandon in their sound, but if you listen closely, you’ll hear that there is quite the steady hand behind it.

Check it out for yourself on today’s free MP3, ‘Sea of White.’ Clocking in at just over two-and-a-half minutes, the lo-fi gem is a great example of the group’s meticulously executed wildness.

“I tend to write songs either when waking up in the middle of the night or when I have things I should be doing that are much more pressing than songwriting,” Jarrett K. tells “‘Sea of White’ was a combination of the two: written in the middle of the night after passing out the night before while on a deadline at work.”

“I had recently been experiencing some ‘life issues’ as well, and this storm of social anxiety manifested itself in a dream about drowning that carried into waking life and things went from there,” he adds.

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