“Changes are no good” is something that the Stills sang about on their debut album, but the Canadian indie-rockers learned the lesson the hard way when their “difficult” second disc took a nosedive upon release. The band’s brand new record resurrects their old sound to win back the disillusioned rock hipsters.
Long the beneficiary of overly generous indie-rock buzz, Canadian New-Wavers Wolf Parade has released a new album that gives greater justification for the hype.
Canadian indie-rock combo Stars bowled over many in the hipster nation with their last album. The band’s latest disc builds on this success, demonstrating an expanded musical vision, and comes tantalizingly close to making good on their name.
With the Arcade Fire hype machine still going strong and media and record label interest squarely fixed on spotting the next big thing from the Canadian music scene, Montreal indie-rock outfit Handsome Furs has released its debut album that seems destined to boost the anticipatory fervor.
Canadian drama-rock outfit Arcade Fire have answered the lofty expectations of the indie-rock world with a new album every bit as epic as their much-loved debut. It’s a darker effort, but just as powerful.