Spotlighting new releases from New Brunswick artists. This week we look at new music from Wicked Vices, Sally’s Garage and Balaclava.
Wicked Vices – self-titled EP
It appears rock and roll really is here to stay, and the self-titled debut from Wicked Vices is proof. Across the EP’s five tracks, the band move through a range of mid-tempo structures that showcase both Kristin Vautour’s powerful and dynamic vocal range as well as the band’s command of the genre’s most defining attributes. Simple, solid and effective. Nothing sounds overdone or contrived here. It’s rock for rock’s sakes, done well, done right.
Sally’s Garage – The Devil’s Acre
The Devil’s Acre is 35 tracks of melody, audio experiments and pure intrigue. While you could look at this as simply a collection of rough ideas packaged together in a single, convenient digital download, it’s a lot more fun if you approach this as a concept album. Is there a story in there? Is David Lynch behind this? Is there a narrative? An arc? I feel like there is. I just haven’t located it yet, but I’m going to keep looking.
Balaclava – Sico EP
Little You, Little Me’s Gavin Downes has released his second EP as Balaclava and it’s a smoker! Described as “a quick meditation, done to instigate productivity after a long period of feeling stagnant.”, these six tracks move ahead with all the variety, melody, momentum and heavy hooks you could ever hope to hear. Captured in low-fi fashion, Sico gets the job done while also leaving me wanting to hear more. A lot more.
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