You’re right, Soknacki fans are disappointed. This would’ve been the first time I’d have been truly excited to cast my ballot in any election on any level.
I dug that TOPS record, but probably because their live show won me over already.
I can hear a bit of ‘Long, long, long’ in this.
At first, I didn’t actually believe that this was Ought. It’s quite different from anything I’ve seen or heard them do. It’s worth noting that this EP consists of new recordings of pre-More Than Any Other Day material. Earlier recordings of two of these tracks can be heard on the New Calm EP.
One of my favourite local bands in Toronto, Formalists, put a video out this week. Maybe it’s not a top 5 video this week, and maybe they’re also my friends, and maybe this is a shameless plug, and maybe you should watch it anyway. Maybe.
These guys definitely don’t outweird Dirty Projectors. It’s definitely got weird elements, but overall I’d say this is pretty safe music. These guys are sure to explode the way Alt-J did 2 years ago, or like Local Natives before them. That said this album is really great.
Favourite favourite favourite Toronto band. Par for the course here, in the best way.
I’m not sure where exactly I wanted them to go with this, but I still think it’s not quite there. Seems a bit safe but I’m definitely not writing off this comeback yet.
First sentence from the linked article: “Following his second explosive performance at Wireless Festival…”
I was lucky enough to have these guys play my old bands EP release last year. They definitely stole the night, and they definitely deserve to get noticed. Not sure one of these songs is earlier than the other though, they were both on Synapses.