"Vancouver based indie pop outfit, The Salteens, have avoided the traditional sophomore slump by crafting an album of some of the happiest pop music to stem from north of the border."
- Outburn Magazine -
"… Let Go of Your Bad Days, a 28-minute disc of intelligent summer-perfect pop that will make your head bob, your feet tap and might just have the power to raise the dead. It's that good."
- Globe & Mail -
Few bands are as capable as The Salteens of conjuring the feeling of endless summer so colourfully suggested by the cover and contents of Let Go of Your Bad Days. The album proved irresistible to fans with smart, hook-laden guitar pop and has reeled in a mountain of amazing press from coast to coast. This highly anticipated second album has now been re-released on Vancouver based BOOMPA! Records, created at the hands of frontman Scott Walker and guitar/trumpet player Robert Calder.
Since the 2000 release of their acclaimed debut CD, Short-Term Memories (endearing Records), The Salteens have toured relentlessly for over two years -- playing over 200 shows before thousands of people. The band not only accumulated masses of fans in their home country, but gained an equally devoted (and larger!) audience in Australia, Japan and the U.S. Short-Term Memories quickly rose to the top of Canada's national college radio chart, and was nominated in the category of Best Alternative Album at Canadian Music Week's 2001 Independent Music Awards.
Despite the many and obvious charms of its predecessor, Let Go of Your Bad Days is an enormous leap in terms of melodic and lyrical sophistication -- ten songs that, in a mere 28 minutes, exemplify everything great about unashamedly simple and joyful pop. Produced by West Coast legend Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath) with contributions from Ryan Dahle (Limblifter, Age of Electric) and Pete Bastard (Flash Bastard), it reveals a depth to the songwriting of Scott Walker that was barely hinted at before. The addition of sweeping string and horn arrangements hark back to the halcyon era of late-'60s AM radio, and elevate standout tracks "Time You Have Been Wasting" and the title song to unprecedented heights.
Let Go of Your Bad Days has already been rapturously received in Australia, where it was released in December and promoted by a national club and theatre tour opening for down-under indie-pop stars The Lucksmiths and Jebediah. "We promise that when The Salteens hit Perth again, there will be more of a fanfare," declared that city's Xpress Magazine. "...They may have even eclipsed the headlining act."