By: Remington Fioraso
Album: We’re All Alone
Download Link: http://highwindmj.bandcamp.com/
Release Date: August 10, 2014
Highwind is a three-pieced rock group from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The band consists of Troy Waggoner, Chase Rysavy and Eric Taylor. On August 10, 2014, Highwind released their debut EP entitled “We’re All Alone” via Bandcamp. The release contains six tracks including the single “Hey! Is That Moby?”
Upon listening to the album, I noticed that it is filled with angst and harmonies. That’s definitely a good thing. The opening track “We’re All Alone” begins with then proceeds into a louder chorus. The third track, “Seas (Where are you now?)” is the slowest and quietest on the album. It features vocals, acoustic guitar and piano. The final track, “The End,” is similar. However, it builds up to being louder. My favourite songs on the tracklist are “We’re All Alone” and “Seas (Where are you Now?).”
Overall, it is a solid debut album. I anticipate hearing what Highwind releases next!
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!