Old Man Canyon kicks off with “Good While It Lasted”, where fifth-dimension vocals, flanged guitars, and watery waves of synths give you an idea what your dad’s C-90 cassettes sounded like being eaten by a Teac A-510 tape deck.
If your response to having your heart ripped out of your chest is to reach for Year of the Cat rather than, say, Sea Change, “OUCH” might be just the balm you need.
Known up until now as one of the two singer-songwriters in Victoria’s chilled-out Current Swell, Dave Lang steps away from the veteran unit with his first solo release.
It clearly has no particular careerist ambitions when it comes to music.
“Mascara”, to those in the know, plays shows around town fairly regularly, but this month the band will be out on the road, performing in such exotic locales as Sudbury and Lethbridge.
Bad Boys offers a distinctly female-led punk.
It's a six-song release with a sonic palette that extends from the subtly shifting indietronica of the opening track, “Who Am I?”, to the more straightforward folk pop of the closing “Landsmen”.
Given that “Rushden and Diamonds” is the name of a football club in the U.K., it’s a sure bet that “Michael Rushden” and “Karl Lord Edward Diamonds” are pseudonyms.
It’s a band name so simple and yet so brilliant, one has to seriously wonder why no one locked onto it before.
Its Seeing Green LP is the genre at its most interesting—never predictable, and always on the cusp of spiralling out of control.
The cellist will host a CD-release party at the WISE Hall next Friday (April 20).
Despite its heavy context and raw emotion, the record is soaked with major chords and buoyant harmonies.