NANCY PANTS is a garage pop three piece from Montreal. The band features Ohara Hale (Mori, Ohara) on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Waito (Adam & The Amethysts, Silverkeys, Miracle Fortress) on bass and vocals, and Jeremy MacCuish (Parlovr) on drums. Conceived by Hale and Waito on a road trip to an indie comic book convention in 2014 (the two musicians also double as illustrators/comic book makers), they recruited MacCuish and recorded their lo-fi 5-song demo on Waito’s iPhone after only one band practice, which they released online the next day and immediately followed with a few DIY music videos.
Their highly spontaneous "don’t overthink anything" approach to music-making has yielded an ever-growing catalogue of rough and dirty pop songs that are as sincere as they are playful. Sonically, they evoke teenage '60s garage pop and weird '90s punk, pitting Hale’s elastic vocals against MacCuish’s bombastic drumming and Waito’s fuzzed-out bass. Their debut full-length, TOTAL NANCY PANTS was recorded at their rehearsal space and at Waito's apartment using actual microphones and self-released on cassette on November 20, 2014.