After living in cottage country and being subjected almost exclusively to country music for three months straight, I’ve been in desperate need of a music binge. I finally found some long overdue time last week and engulfed myself in an Bandcamp vortex. Damn, that ‘Reccomended’ section is addicting. Among the discoveries and downloads was Winnipeg six-piece, Royal Canoe. Today We’re Believers, the bands debut LP was released early September and it saddens me to think it had been in the world that long without my knowledge. I normally hate labelling and ranking my music, but I’m really fighting the urge to dub this the most creative album I’ve heard this year.
To add to my already infomercial sounding description: this album has got it all, folks! But seriously, Royal Canoe’s ability to not only blend genres, but puree them beyond recognition to create a product with as much power, novelty, and style as the songs do is beyond commendable. I’ve only posted “Bathtubs” to demonstrate the beauty of this band, but if the killer bass and explosive chorus don’t do it for you, I still encourage you to check out the full album, 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.
This brilliant bunch will be gracing Kingston with their presence November 21st at Clark Hall Pub. Be there.
Billy Mays Carly