March 25, 2012

CMW Review: The Archives

Before recovering from the madness of SXSW, here comes Canadian Music Week. My first show of the festival was Toronto based rock band, The Archives at Lee’s Palace on March 21st. I've known the band for the last couple of months, they have left a splendid impression on me with their solid melodies. There were no more excuses for me not to see them during the festival.

As it was an early show, the house was quite empty. However, once they commenced their set, it didn't affect the energy on the stage at all. The strong core rythems by the drummer, Kevin Cardenas, rolled up in the air and crafted sonic waves. Supported by such mighty beats,Will Gooch and Crispin Day joined it with playful guitar riffs. Coated on top of that were Anthony Menecola's sweaty screams. Listening to their single, Home, live was way better than that of recording.  I couldn't have asked for a better start off of CMW. 

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