Multiple Spins: Canadian Rock Triumphs

Multiple Spins: Canadian Rock Triumphs

Modernboys Moderngirls, I Might As Well Break It: The trio of Modernboys Moderngirls (Akira Alemany, Brett Millius and Juan Carlos Rivas) have just released a tour de force debut that is all about tight, danceable, punk rock anthems. Lead vocalist Alemany’s fierce style contributes a very cool dynamic to the bands pop-tendencies, which always end […]

Modernboys Moderngirls, I Might As Well Break It: The trio of Modernboys Moderngirls (Akira Alemany, Brett Millius and Juan Carlos Rivas) have just released a tour de force debut that is all about tight, danceable, punk rock anthems. Lead vocalist Alemany’s fierce style contributes a very cool dynamic to the bands pop-tendencies, which always end up sounding fresh and devilishly fun. I Might As Well Break It is fuelled by the band’s deep passion to pull off an intense performance on tape and MBMG have successfully captured the spirit of a garage band readying itself for national exposure. (Independent) ~ 4 Stars

The Balconies, The Balconies: Along with their touring buddies, MBMG, The Balconies rock hard with pedal to the metal bravado. On their debut, The Balconies keep it simple and manage to pull off a rambunctious set of layered power-pop songs that are reminiscent of Rainer Maria in their prime. The only difference is that The Balconies are gearing up live audiences to dance. Songs such as “Battle Royale” and “Serious Bedtime” are serious, funky dance-hall tracks that will get even the stiffest critic bobbing. (Independent) ~ 3 ½ Stars

Gentlemen Husbands, Gentlemen Husbands: Let’s continue on the road to rock salvation shall we? Gentlemen Husbands’ current EP is up for free download and you would be a fool not to spend the bandwidth to get it. Influenced by blues and punk rock with a heavy dose of brimstone country attitude, GH is the type of band to burn through the prairies in the dead of winter playing every local dive leaving you salivating for more. (Independent) ~ 3 Stars

Make Your Exit, Remind Me The Reason I Came: Toronto’s Make Your Exit recorded their second EP in a church on the outskirts of town and the results are a deep, live sound that lends well to the band’s group ethics of cultivating raw sounds. The band’s varied musical background makes it hard to pigeonhole MYE, but they got everything you would want in an indie-rock band – jangled guitars, shout out harmonies, playful piano bits and a driving rhythm section. Not to mention they also have a sax player that tears apart any idea of a standard arrangement. Make Your Exit is a band to watch in 2010. (Independent) ~ 4 Stars