Northern Exposure is a weekly feature where I (Mark) present you with something from the underground of Canadian music.
Essentially this post is just an excuse for me to gush over how much I’m looking forward to a new Cold Warps full-length, but there is some new music involved here as well. Yesterday the band put up five demos of songs for their upcoming full-length. If you’re familiar with Cold Warps then you’ll know exactly what to expect. If you aren’t familiar with the band then just be prepared to have some energetic power pop drilled into the cavernous depths of your brain where it can’t be easily removed. Maybe the only surprise from these five demos is the final song “Worry Worms”, which reminds me a lot of something acoustic you may have heard from Jay Reatard while he was still alive. Of course, it’s important to note that these songs are only demos, so it’ll be interesting to see how the finished product of some of these tracks turn out. As an added bonus, even though these are demos, they’ll be released on cassette this march via Bruised Tongue (a cool little tape label from Ottawa). So keep an eye out for that next month and I’ll no doubt have a post up when Cold Warps releases their upcoming full-length.