No matter how close you keep your ear to the ground you can’t possibly stay on top of every new recording to surface, especially in a city like Fredericton with it’s vibrant and diverse music scene that seems hellbent on pushing past creative boundaries and surpassing expectations on the regular. There is no shortage of new sounds and players contributing to what is happening here. It’s pretty inspiring!
With that in mind, we’re due for a quick recap of some of the new tunes to surface so far in 2015. Let’s have a look at 10 new Fredericton recordings. What’s interesting here it that none of these bands sound anything alike. You want variety? We’ve got it.
The Trick – Fearsome Places
The Trick’s EP Fearsome Places will surely make it onto more than a few “Best albums of 2015” lists by year’s end. I know it’s early in the game but these are some seriously strong songs. This recording isn’t just something the band should be proud of. All of Fredericton should be proud of this release. It’s bright, well-structured and with only three tracks, it’s an incredible tease. Here’s hoping for more tracks from The Trick.
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David in the Dark – Hard to See
A new band and another great release. Frontman Evan Leblanc has a great voice and together with the rest of the DITD crew, they’ve really got something happening. If there was an award for strongest debut release… Maybe there should be.
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Beachbody – Wings
Beats and keys and airy vocals. Good things are happening on this, the latest track from Beachbody. Give it a listen and hear for yourself. While the music stands up well, the vocals and songwriting are the true strength here. Honest and sincere.
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Elephants Gerald – Samson
The perfect example of the sonic variety happening in our little city. Beautiful voices spread over some sweet, jazzy keys.
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The Demand – Wind it up and Watch it Fall
Yes! Garage rock that’s dark and dirty in all the right places. Give me more!
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Footloose Fancy Free – Brazillianaire
What the hell????????
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Siegebreaker – Cold Black Eye
Great tunes from veteran metalhead Dale Lyons and crew. While there’s no shortage of great Fredericton metal bands chomping at the bit to rip us all new ones, Siegebreaker standout as one of the best.
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Nuages – Grace
Nuages’ sound is tough to nail down. It lies somewhere between that lovely moment when your hangover has stopped hanging over you (but your head is still cloudy) and the euphoric high that comes from eating a delicious meal (full, but not stuffed). Confused satisfaction? However you may choose to describe Nuages, there’s no denying their goodness.
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The Winter Coats – Paguma Larvata
Fredericton’s ambassadors of noise.
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Brookside Mall – Philadelphia
We were pretty pumped to share this first track from Brookside Mall when it arrived a few weeks back. We knew it was going to be something special but had no clue what to expect musically. Turns out Brookside Mall can hold their own among the many established city acts and what’s even more important – this is just their first track. #goodthingstocome