By: Amanda Hather
EP – Revenge of the Trees
Bandcamp Link – http://revengeofthetrees.bandcamp.com/album/revenge-of-the-trees
Release Date – December 6th, 2013
Genre – Rock, Soulful, Progressive
Alberta band Revenge of the Trees combines many different aspects into their music. The band includes Mikey Muscat (vocals, guitar, and keyboard), Matt King (lead guitar), Kurtis Cockerill (bass), and Nich Davies (drums). The four song self-titled EP is definitely a different sound to what I usually listen to on a daily basis, but it is still worth checking out.
“Fortress Hotel”, the first song on the EP, is probably my favourite of the four. Although not as polished as other bands, the sound adds a rawness to the music, enhancing it. “If You’re A Man” has a quicker pace than the first song, but the ending instrumental section is a bit too jazzy for my taste. “Revenge of the Trees” has a slower start to it but has impressive electric guitar solos near the end, a complete opposite to the beginning of the song. The final song, “Bones Of Clay” has quite a few changes in the instrumental parts, including more jazz and horns.
All in all, this EP is worth listening to. The mix of genres makes it unique from other current bands.
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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.