October 25, 2011

EP review:The Wooden Sky 'City of Light'

Toronto folk rock quartet, The Wooden Sky returns with their new EP release, "City of Light."  It's been a long wait since their break-out CD, 'If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone', which they received a number of positive critiques. 

I came to know about this band by an 'accident' two years ago. I was at Sonic Boom, browsing around the store to see if I can find anything new. Then my eyes were caught by the album cover of their debut album. A picture of a bookstore window, in which you can also see the reflection of a guy taking the picture. I instantly loved the cover and I purchased it. Don't judge a book by its cover- I know that's what people say, but I never regret the purchase of the album.

The new EP, 'City of Light’ is an ambitious and powerful collection of tunes, which draw in your attention like a magnet.  The opening tune, ‘Angelina’, which is the best track of the full album, instantly galvanized your body groove with the husky and graceful voice of Gavin Garner.  The 60's inspired strip-down ballad, 'Take Me Out' tune, keeps you on the dance floor. Classic folks tunes, 'Go Straight' and 'Lonely People' enhance the charms of organic folk melodies. 

If you are attending their shows, you can get a cassette version of the EP at the show. (What's up with lots of musician offering cassettes again!?) Or you can download it from iTune.

Tour Dates
October 27-London ON-Night Owl (Free show)
October 28-Hamilton ON-The Casbah
November 9-New York Pianos
November 10-Brooklyn- Union Hall
November 11-Boston-The Lizard Lounge

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