By: Remington Fioraso
Download Link: http://theodes.bandcamp.com/releases
Release Date: February 25, 2015
The Odes are a rock group who hail from Hamilton, Ontario. The band is formed by Tarrin Tarrin Stanfield-Simon on bass, Jeffrey Pincombe on guitar, Austin Ruffo on drums, and Christopher Pincombe on vocals and guitar. Their debut album entitled Cousins was released on February 26, 2015. It features eight tracks that were recorded at Boxcar Studios.
Although not the most memorable album that I have listened to, it establishes a solid introduction to the band. An interesting inclusion to Cousins was the addition of an Interlude. It did not necessarily add to the overall album, but it managed to separate the differentiating sound of the two halves. Ultimately, this projects onto having a preference on the final four tracks on the album versus the first three. When initially listening to the album, I was most drawn to the tracks “Revelations” and “Hypnotique.” I anticipate hearing what The Odes release next as Cousins.
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!