By: Amanda Hather
Album – He Once Was A Good Man
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/he-once-was-a-good-man/id808592821
Release Date – February 25th, 2014
Genre – Folk
Saskatoon band Gunner & Smith has released their first independent full length recording, ‘He Once Was A Good Man’. The six member band including Geoff Smith (vocals, guitars), Nick Dueck (bass), Rachel Malena (vocals), Lance Brown (guitar), Tyson Goodyear (drums), and Brent Letkemen (keys, vocals) are a cross between an indie rock band and country. The 10 track album is
definitely worth checking out if you like indie music.
A few tracks that, to me, stand above the rest would have to be “The Burning Days”, “Drifting” and “Nothing That’s Mine”. The voices of the band just flow together so swell in the haunting harmonies and the acoustic guitar and other instruments create beautiful melodies that easily get stuck in your head. It’s the kind of music that you can lose yourself in, just retreat into your own world and relax for a while.
The album as a whole has a raw sound to it, which is perfect with the lyrics. It gives the songs depth which would not be there had the backing music been more polished. It makes the album sound like songs from many years ago, such as “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young.
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Gunner & Smith have upcoming tour dates, for more information go to http://gunnerandsmith.com/news/.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.