Album: The Second Half
Release: February 22, 2019
London, Ontario indie-rockers Basic White are back with their new album The Second Half. Bandmates Riley White, Jordan Wallace, and Sandro Di Stefano dropped their debut EP back in 2016; since then they’ve racked up a number of opening slots for a handful of major Canadian acts including Our Lady Peace, Mother Mother, and Classified.
The Second Half is a dynamic collective of headbangers and melodic indie gems; all with an Arkells-style energy and lyrical performance. “Praying for Rain” comes in strong as the album’s opener with a slick guitar lead-in. Each song takes on its own tone and delivers its own story – coupled with stellar production and musicianship. Between the intensity of numbers like “Last Chance” or “Kiss Me”, or the up-tempo dancy gems like “Brigade”, “Time to Leave”, or “The Enticer”, Basic White has delivered an uber cool indie-rock album that feels seasoned and new at the same time.
Rebecca here- a Niagara native now living and breathing music in Toronto. As a Ryerson journalism graduate and a self-proclaimed music junkie, I’ve been fortunate enough to write for brands like Andpop and Really Records, and now Canadian Beats. My tastes in music are all over the map- Stevie Wonder to Fall Out Boy; Miranda Lambert to One Direction – which is why I spend almost as much money on concerts as I do on rent. But I have no regrets. If you like my ramblings you can also find me on Twitter (RMattina5) & Instagram (rmattina93).