By: Remington Fioraso
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/shenanigans/id911118170?l=en
Genre: cinematic-folk, rock, pop, prog
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Fire/Works is a cinematic-folk, rock, pop, prog group from Montreal, Quebec. The group consists of Jonathan Peters and David Lagacé. The duo released their album, Shenanigans, on October 7, 2014 via Coyote Records. The release contains twelve tracks and includes the single “Underneath Your Skin.”
The highlight of the album was the instrumentals. They were different from what I have listened to previously. A track that truly highlighted this was “Staircase” as the track solely contains instrumentals. “Elephants” was the song on Shenanigans that I continued going back to. The thing I found interesting was the track “Elephants” was originally released on their EP. 1 in February 2011. It was awesome hearing the variations to the song in comparison to the demo version. The songs standing out the most to me on Shenanigans include: “Elephants”, “Folklore”, and “Underneath Your Skin.”
I think it would be interesting to see how the band recreates the sounds and tracking in a live performance. I recommend checking out their single, “Underneath Your Skin” and “Elephants” to gain a taste of the album first. You can pick up Shenanigans through Itunes and Bandcamp now.
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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!