Review – Standards

By: Remington Fioraso

Album: Kid
Download Link: http://standardsniagara.bandcamp.com/
Genre: Rock
Release Date: November 6, 2014

Standards is a rock band from St. Catharines, Ontario. The group is formed by Dre on vocals/guitar, Zach on bass, and Jesse on drums. On November 6, 2014, the group released their debut EP entitled Kid. The release contains four tracks including the first single, “Kid.” It is available on Bandcamp and on vinyl.

Overall, it is a solid debut hard rock album. It’s loud, it’s good! However, I do wish there was more than four songs on it to get a better ‘taste’ of the group. The songs standing out the most on the EP are “Vaseline” and “Kid.”

I anticipate hearing future releases from the band. If you enjoy Green Day circa Dookie or Japandroids, I recommend checking out Kid by Standards.

Rating: 3.5/5

You can check out the band on their upcoming tour dates:
11/11 – Windsor, ON – TBA
12/11 – London, ON – The APK
13/11 – Toronto, ON – The Cavern
14/11 – Oshawa, ON – Wasted Space
15/11 – Ottawa, ON – Avant-Garde
16/11 – Montreal, QC – TBA
17/11 – Montreal,QC – TBA
18/11 – Sherbrooke, QC – Bar le Magog
21/11 – North Bay, ON – The Raven & Republic
TBA – St. Catharines, ON

Connect with Standards at:
https://www.facebook.com/STANDARDSNIAGARA

Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
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