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CMW 2015-The Beat Goes On

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cmw2Today’s menu at Canadian Music WeekSole Pursuit at The Bovine Sex Club at 10pm; Ivory Hours at The Gladstone-11:15pm; Slow Down Molasses at The Drake Underground-12:30am. Pretty excited for tonight…

 

 

 

 

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CANADA MUSIC WEEK 2015-What To Hear

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cmw2Canada Music Week is finally here, and we at I Can’t Believe My Earz have put together our list of must hear CMW bands. For directions to venues & set times, please check here: http://cmw.net/music/schedule/.

For Saturday May 2, catch The Nursery at The Velvet Underground, and The Red Rails at The Dakota Tavern. You might also want to catch a late, late set of GingerAle And The MonoWhales at The Horseshoe.

On Tuesday, May 5, head over to The Bovine Sex Club for Glass Ampp, and catch The Dirty Frigs at The Garrison.

The Sole Pursuit play The Bovine, and Ivory Hours are at The Gladstone Hotel. Slow Down Molasses take the stage at Parts & Labour on Wednesday.

Thursday offers Japanese Tongue Sisters  at The Velvet Underground, and Twin Lakes at The Dakota.

South Of Bloor plays The Cameron House, Elephant Stone is at the Hard Luck Bar, and Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger and Xprime take to the stage at The Horseshoe on Friday, May 8.

On Saturday, May 9, Punchline 13 plays The Hideout, and Auckland is at The Mod Club.

Our best bet: Sit tight at The Horseshoe Tavern on Friday May 8th. Performances by Twin Peaks, Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, and Xprime, make this the place to be.

Enjoy it all. Have a great week!

 

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THE SOLE PURSUIT

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solepursuit2It seems that there are times when you just can’t catch everything. A great band often slips by whilst searching for great Indie Music. The Sole Pursuit, from right here in Toronto, are a band that I missed. It was my good fortune to have links to their albums forwarded to me, and so, I can breathe easy. Better late than never.

I started by listening to 4 track EP, ‘Ocean Floor’, released in May, 2014. “The Approaching Wavesolepursuit1offered great riffs, cool changes, and a dynamite bridge. I enjoyed the guitar solo, and the double guitar sound. and adored the harmonies. The sweet melody of “Ocean Floor” is accentuated by some way cool guitar effects, and a wonderful vocal track. The acoustic “Light Overhead” delivers incredible harmonies throughout a beautiful melody. A powerful song. The last track, a way cool cover of Springsteen‘s “Dancing In The Dark“, blew me away. They nailed it! The kick ass harmonies help make this a wonderfully original cover. These guys punched it up, and delivered a driving, heavier version, that is the best best cover of this song you will ever hear!

 

 

Moving on, I listened to the 7 track ‘Opposing Force’, released in 2013.  The opening track, “Unabashedly Unafraid”  begins with a wonderful military drum roll. The vocals and harmonies are great, and the melody is catchy as hell. And check out those piercing guitars! “Sedan” offers some cool solepursuit3effects, a great melody, and dynamite changes. The drumming rocks, the acoustic intro is sweet, and I really like the simple guitar solo. There is an almost Zydeco feel to “Tunnel Metaphysics“, and it works. The acoustic guitar & mandolin serve as a wonderful backdrop to an amazing melody, and I know I heard piano. “The Second Renaissance” has some amazing effects, which demonstrates the band’s willingness to play with sounds. This is so cool! The melody, and changes are amazing, and I really enjoyed the sound of strings. The funkified “It Waves” delivers amazing keys, and a dynamite bass line, wrapped up with sweet vocals, great changes, nice harmonies, and tambourine. There are 2 stand out tracks. “I Devised A Plan” has a wonderfully sweet melody, carried by acoustic guitar and mandolin. Paired with electronics and strings, the sound is simply beautiful. An Amazing track! My favorite track on the album is “A Post Modern Blue“. Cool drumming, a wonderful guitar solo, and great effects highlight this track. The harmonies are sweet, and the double guitar sound, rocks. An incredibly beautiful composition and arrangement.

 

 

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The Sole Pursuit deliver the goods with a wonderfully original and creative take on power-pop. There are shades of progressive rock, noticeable in the intricate changes that  fuse several musical themes together. The result is incredibly melodic and moving music. The songs are musical journeys, taking me places I did not expect to go, and then bringing me back to where I started. Like being on a road trip. They are well crafted, filled with honesty and depth. Listen carefully to the lyrics. Very clever. Very cool! I am a fan, patiently waiting for a 2015 release.

You can check out The Sole Pursuit here: http://thesolepursuit.bandcamp.com/album/ocean-floor

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