Thursday, February 21, 2013

NORTHERN EXPOSURE: American Supine - [foghorn noise]

Northern Exposure is a weekly feature where I (Mark) present you with something from the underground of Canadian music.

After skipping a week I am indeed back with your weekly Canadian underground fix and this week I want to tell you all a bit about American Supine and their latest EP, [foghorn noise]. American Supine are a three-piece indie rock/folk/punk/whatever band from lovely British Columbia (at least I’m guessing it’s lovely, I’ve never been). [foghorn noise] starts out with a pretty upbeat, catchy and fun punk rock jam with “Kind Of Cloudy Kind Of Small”. It seems that a lot of bands who play in this poppy punk style usually stick to it, but American Supine show their diversity as soon as the second track kicks in. “Poo-Tee-Weet” is sort of a slow moving waltzy folk song that may elicit a bit of melancholy from deep down in your stone cold heart. The third track “The Leaves” again plays with the more quiet side of what American Supine brings to the table as it teases at a build but never really climaxes at all. I really love vocalist Madison Mayhew’s delivery on this track, it sounds like restrained frustration wanting to break out, much like the music itself. “The White Of Their Eyes” clocks in as the longest song on the EP at just over 5 minutes. It again plays as a slow moving rock song but does eventually come to a release of a lot of built up tension close to the end of the track. The EP ends much like it started with an upbeat, but maybe sort of bluesy rocker. All in all, [foghorn noise] is a pretty cool EP that packs a lot of ideas into only five tracks. So as always, stream the EP down below or head over American Supine’s bandcamp to throw them some coin. Peace until next week.

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