Release Date: June 10, 2016
Hailing from Halifax, Beauts is a pop-rock group consisting of Palmer Jamieson, Jeff Lawton, Darryl Smith, Erik Van Lunen, and Joel Waddell. In 2015, the group released their self-titled debut EP. Its follow-up, a second EP, entitled Waves/Wash which was released today (June 10, 2016). The release contains four tracks including the single “Covers.”
When listening to the EP, I highly enjoyed the lyrical content and instrumentals. They were well-suited combinations for each track on Waves/Wash. Although enjoying what I heard of the vocals, I found that they were often over-powered by the instrumentals on the recording. As a personal preference, I feel like I would have enjoyed Waves/Wash more if they were more prominently featured. However, it is similar in sound to artists like Japandroids. The stand-out tracks for me were “Clocked” and “Waves/Wash.”
Waves/Wash offers a solid introduction to Beauts for those who have not listened to them previously. Furthermore, it would easily satisfy fans of the previous record. I would recommend giving at least the single “Covers” a listen to see if you enjoy it. If you do, pick up a copy of the album via iTunes and be sure to connect with the band on social media to keep updated on if they play a show near you!
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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!