By: Remington Fioraso
Album: The Last Generation of Love
Download Link: http://theholygasp.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-generation-of-love-lp
Genre: Afro-Cuban psychedelic surf punk
Release Date: February 24, 2015
The Holy Gasp is a multi-genre band from Toronto, Ontario. The group is formed by Benjamin Hackman, Daveyoso, Sebastian Shinwell, Christopher Weatherstone, and James McEleney. The Holy Gasp released their album, “The Last Generation of Love,” on February 24, 2015. The release contains eight tracks including the lead single “The Last Generation of Love.”
After reading the group’s defined genre of “Afro-Cuban psychedelic surf punk,” I was intrigued. I was curious as to what kind of sound the group had. When listening to the release, the different musical influences were immediately recognized. The album is simply cool to listen to and grew on me more and more upon each listen. My favorite tracks on the album were “The Last Generation of Love” and “A Daily Affirmation.” It is a solid listen and introduction to the artist.
I would definitely recommend checking out the track “The Last Generation of Love” for a taste of the album to see if you’d enjoy it. If so, pick up the album via Bandcamp.
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!