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BOMBARGO-Back On Main

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bombargo1Bombargo,  an incredibly talented band from Saskatoon, Canada,  recently released a 5 track EP entitled Back On Main. Filled with wonderful melodies,great riffs, and layers of rock, pop, blues, soul and funk influences, this album has me wondering why I haven’t heard of these guys before! . The opening track, ‘I Need Help‘, is a beautiful ballad, with a blues-pop vibe, and a way cool vocal track. ‘Make It Mine‘ offers a dynamite fuzz sound, while ‘Let It Grow‘ delivers a soulful blues vibe. The blues-rock-funk feel of ‘That Sound‘ reminds me of The Black Crowes, and the changes are outstanding. My favorite track, ‘The Wave‘ gives up a wonderful melody, with great changes, an unforgettable chorus and hook, and some incredibly sweet, cool guitar.

 

 

bombargo3Bombargo have nailed it. A wonderful blend of rock, blues, and soul, captured in incredibly well written songs, that deliver a devastatingly full sound. The ballads are dramatic as hell, and the vocals, which drive the album, just kill. I have listened to this several times, and can’t see myself stopping. I am addicted. I am a fan. You need to check this out: http://bombargo.bandcamp.com/album/back-on-main, and please support the cause-all proceeds will be given to the Saskatchewan Fire Relief. Pretty cool. Definitely on the list for consideration as the 2015, I Can’t Believe My Earz Indie Album Of The Year.

 

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OTTAWA-Capital Rocks

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I was quite surprised to find that there was more going on in Canada‘s capital city than just Senators padding their expense account, and all of the other goings on at Harper’s Bizarre.  The city on the Rideau has spawned some wonderful Indie music during 2014. Here are some of our favorites from Ottawa, Ontario.

 

theredrailsno2The Red Rails offer a classic rock sound immersed in blues.  A sort of Cream meets The Black Crowes. With a 21st century edge. I like it! This is not background music. A Living Fiction is an album you play in its entirety. In your car. While taking a 40 minute drive down a highway. Make sure it is a highway. You cannot drive slow while listening.

 

 

superlativeno2Numero Deux is a wonderful treat. It is a change from ‘Chester‘: It is grittier, edgier, and it has bite. There is a wonderfully full sound, with layers of instrumentation that blend together in magical, musical mayhem. And once again, the album cover is way cool. Give this a few listens, as it gets better every time. And purchase a copy. An exceptionally thrilling adventure by The Superlative.

 

 

rf1Thoughts & Reason is filled with wonderfully melodic guitar, often with electric riffs over the more subtle acoustic. There are great vocals, singing heartfelt lyrics, and nice harmonies. The vocal effects are nicely done, and the changes are dynamite. A sort of singer-songwriter side to Ryan Fitz, with personal songs that touch on universal themes, simply played, with guitar and vocals. Nothing else. This guy can write songs. A wonderful change, perfectly executed. I am liking this Ryan Fitz.

 

 

neverfriend2Neverfriend delivers a raw, energetic, yet sophisticated album. Combining elements of pop, punk, and hard rock, the songs never seem to disappoint. Evolve is filled with pop melodies with punk/rock instrumentation. Way cool. I like the sound. I like the songs. I like the band.  Get ready for the release, and get yourself at least 1.

 

 

 

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MUST HAVE CANADIAN INDIE ALBUMS-May 2014

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To kickstart your summer, here are 2 great albums from exceptionally talented Canadian bands, both hailing from Ottawa…Nice to hear something good coming out of the Nation’s Capital…

 

The Red Rails-‘A Living Fiction

 

theredrailsno2The Red Rails’ A Living Fiction, offer a classic rock sound immersed in blues.  A sort of Cream meets The Black Crowes. With a 21st century edge. I like it! This is not background music. This is an album you play in its entirety. In your car. While taking a 40 minute drive down a highway. Make sure it is a highway. You cannot drive slow while listening. A serious contender for Canadian Indie Album Of The Year.

Check out the 1st single off ‘A Living Fiction’:  https://soundcloud.com/theredrails/on-the-line

 

 

 

The Superlative-‘Numero Deux

superlativeno2Numero Deux is a wonderful treat. It is a change from their first release, ‘Chester‘: It is grittier, edgier, and it has bite. There is a wonderfully full sound, with layers of instrumentation that blend together in magical, musical mayhem. And once again, the album cover is way cool. Give this a few listens, as it gets better every time. And purchase a copy. An exceptionally thrilling adventure.

http://thesuperlativeband.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

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