Review – Raleigh

Album: Powerhouse Bloom
Release Date: September 29th
Genre: Alternative Rock

Calgary band Raleigh have dropped their new album, Powerhouse Bloom. The nine-track offering is packed full of unique and creative tunes. The album was conceived during a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and curated by Broken Social Scene members Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, and Charles Spearin. The engineering and production done by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre, Plants and Animals), and Nyles Spencer (Broken Social Scene, Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band).

The leading single off the album is entitled “Smoke in our Eyes”, written about a cat that would hang out during writing sessions. With other songs like “Wake Up Evangelist”, “Costume Party” and “Acid Tongue”, the album is another step towards the groups experimental sound. Raleigh has successfully created an album that is profoundly unique and textured. Once in a while, it feels a lot like listening to a slightly stripped down Mother, Mother.

Powerhouse Bloom flawlessly sets itself apart from anything else in the industry now.

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