One of the great things about this internetz thingy is that people can find you. Granted, that can also be one of the ungreat things about the internetz, but the following is an example of it being used for the purposes of good rather than evil.
Recently I was contacted by Dean Marino, a producer/engineer and self-described studiohead who has done a lot of work with bands like Tokyo Police Club, Born Ruffians, Ruby Coast, C'MON, Amy Milan and such. He also writes and performs his own music under the name EX~PO and has a new album out, called Central Meaner Street, that he thought I might like to hear.
Naturally I agreed. Too much good Canadian music goes virtually unheard, and anyone with a hands-on attitude like Dean, who takes the effort to send out his music into the ether, deserves a listen.
And I'm glad that I did. Central Meaner Street is a good solid album, featuring a really nice mixture of sunny tunes with a slightly Belle and Sebastianesque feel offset by rather more experimental offerings rich with mixed up beats and fuzzy guitars.
The appeal of the catchy tunes on this album grows with repeated listens, and I am happy to share one of them with you. Constant Commuter.mp3 has a delightfully fuzzy and hypnotic feel to it. Think a rather more accessible My Bloody Valentine.
Ruh over at Vintage has also reviewed Central Meaner Street. As an accomplished musician herself, she gives a more knowledgeable and indepth assessment of the album than I ever could. Plus she offers up the song Burn, Burn, Burn, which has a tasty slightly reggae feel to it, for your listening pleasure. Check it out yo.
further info at:
Film House Recordings