By: Amanda Hather
Album – The Woods
Bandcamp Link – https://coldwaterroad.bandcamp.com/
Release Date – August 7th, 2014
Genre – Folk
Vancouver folk band Coldwater Road released their debut studio album, ‘The Woods’, on August 7th. The band has three main members – Patrick Spencer, Ryan Smith, and Steph Hodgins. They have also won awards, including being first place in Ceili’s Battle of the Bands in 2012 and a place in the 2013 Peak Performance Project.
The album has a mix of male and female vocals taking the lead which is something I love. Most bands have either just a male singer or a female singer, so when some bands have strong vocals from both, to me it brings something unique to the music. My favourite songs off of the album would have to be “Drive”, “The Walls”, and “Time To Fly”. The songs on the album are a mix of slower and faster paced songs that tell the stories created by Patrick Spencer.
Over all I thoroughly enjoyed the album. Anyone who enjoys folk or indie sounding music would probably enjoy it as well. This is definitely a strong release as a debut album and I look forward to what they do next.
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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.