Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances Release New Track “Glow”
Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances are a POC fronted Toronto punk band that has been described as a raw garage-pop band with virtuosic protopunk influences, cheekily modded for today’s listeners. Their sound falls somewhere between Warhol pre-punk and the Toronto DIY indie that they flowered in. The band’s raucous, rough-around-the-edges appeal is concisely painted.
Raised in the downtown core, the band cut their teeth as young underaged punks playing the original Silver Dollar Room, The Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace, and any other willing hole-in-the-wall in Canada. Through relentless mini-tours and studio EPs in famed studios 6 Nassau, Candle Recording, and Loot bag Studios, the band gained the cult following that have allowed them to play alongside larger more reputable acts. They are currently on Loot bag Records alongside many great artists.
Toronto punk band Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances have a raucous, rough around the edges appeal whose sound falls somewhere between Warhol pre-punk and the local DIY scene in which they flowered.
Modern life in the city can be extremely draining and vamperic. New single, “Glow,” was written at a time when frontman Faiyaz Shah was working a full time job, touring in multiple bands and sleeping on the floor. However, there were moments worth experiencing and taking in. Moments as small as taking a bath or as beautiful as the night sky.