Album: Real Life Trash Mag
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Toronto-based rock group Say Yes released their debut album Real Life Trash Mag via independent label Dine Alone today. It features eleven tracks including the single “Once Forward, Twice Back“.
Upon hearing that the album was the first by the group, I was surprised of how well the album was crafted. When diving more into the background of Say Yes, it made sense. The three members are veterans of the Canadian rock scene. Through their past experiences in playing in Alexisonfire, Saint Alvia, and Jersey, the band knows what works and are able to deliver a small package with a big sound.
Although finding rock music typically repetitive and similar in sound, Real Life Trash Mag does not have the commercialized feel to it. It is simply put, a solid album that is tour ready. The quality was consistent with no tracks seeming out of place. When playing the album, I found myself listening to each song straight through without skipping a beat. From “Once Forward, Twice Back” to “Sea of Trees”, Real Life Trash Mag has definitely peaked my interest in hearing more from the band.
I would recommend checking out the single “Once Forward, Twice Back” to get a taste of the album if you are hesitant. However, if you generally enjoy rock music, I believe you would enjoy the album as much as I did.
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!