Print Edition: October 16, 2013
CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is excited for this Thursday’s (October 17) Young Contemporaries event Art on Tap with Boys Who Say No and Abbotsford’s Oh Village at The Reach Gallery and Museum on 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford. Visit Art on Tap on Facebook for more details!
Boys Who Say No – Atonement
This Toronto band makes no apologies for its blend of good-time excitement and well thought out songwriting. It’s not a crime to have fun and write considered, explorative pop music that demands to be acknowledged and regarded as valuable. After gigging for years, their album’s about to make a splash.
Oh Village – In This House
Powerful, characteristic songwriting coupled with lush instrumentation is not always what one comes to expect from undergraduate students and those under the age of 25 unless their surnames are Oberst or Welch and did most of their writing in that bracket five to ten years ago. Oh Village is on the horizon.
We Are the City – “Feel Is a Word”
The original lower mainland band projecting shimmering, placid lake imagery interrupted by swells of crashing tides in the realm of what you’d call a set of phenoms, We Are The City’s music is in many way akin to that of Oh Village. Will they both prove to be Peak Performers?
Broken Social Scene – “Major Label Debut”
An appropriate-enough track to use for this occasion, as Kevin and Chuck from BSS are helping Boys Who Say No demo their new album THIS VERY WEEK! Whether or not that means BWSN will release a proper “Major Label” debut off the bat with its first full-length effort notwithstanding.