Saturday, February 16, 2008

News:: City and Colour

Now, I'll be honest. If you asked me if I'd ever post something about a member of Alexisonfire I would have said no. In fact, I think I used to make some joke about setting them on fire when all of Canada decided they were hardcore, but after a few listens to Dallas Green's new solo record (under the City and Colour moniker), I feel he's earned some kudos.

There are certain bands in Canada that I honestly couldn't care less about. It's not that I don't like them or can't see why others do, it's that I can't be bothered with them. Alexisonfire is one of those bands, so I was completely shocked to find out that Dallas was the brain power behind City and Colour (which, judging by the flyers pimping the new record that are up all over Vancouver, I was one of the only people not to know). Completely contrasting his "other band"'s style, Bring Me Your Love is a collection of intimate, acoustic songs, rich in textures and pleasantries. The music seems familiar, invoking sounds of many talented folkers, but Green's comfort level really adds a confidence to this project. The songs surge forward with a sense of experience as opposed to the stereotypical youthful cynicism.

Is this record going to be something that blows your mind? Probably not, but honestly the fact Dallas is taking some chances and continues to push the limits of his music deserves some attention. The record is very enjoyable from start to finish, and I think if you didn't know Dallas and his other successes, this band would be cropping up all over the blogs. Either way, it's a good listen to start your weekend.
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