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sob4Taking their name from one of the trendiest, and diverse streets in this city, Toronto, Canada’s South Of Bloor, released their debut EP in January 2014. Simply entitled, ‘The Street‘,  the 5 track album has me wondering where the hell have these guys been hiding?

Take Me In“, is a wonderfully upbeat song. It has a great melody and hook, and some cool changes.I sob5particularly like the bridge. A way cool pop song, and a great way to open the album. The more alternative-rock track “Woman” offers great vocals, cool guitar, and a dynamite ending. I also enjoyed the wonderfully placed hand-claps. “Versus” has a terrific melody, a great vocal track, and an incredibly powerful bridge/chorus, while “40 Lands” gives up some great drumming and a sweet riff. My favorite track on the album, “The Street“, is insanely good. There are amazing vocals, with wonderfully subtle harmonies. Written and performed with dynamic simplicity, this could be a track on any Tom Petty album. Dynamite song.





South Of Bloor have re-generated my lust for pop. The songs are exquisite 2-3 minute masterpieces. Their ability to write wonderful bridges and changes has me almost awe struck. The vocals are spectacular. The melodies, wonderful. This album delivers 5 terrific pop songs with alternative rock influences. And it works. A wonderful album. A fun time.

Check out and purchase South Of Bloor here: