Yukon Blonde take us back to the late '60s and '70s on their second full-length release, Tiger Talk. A classic-rock revival of fat guitar riffs, big choruses thick with vocal harmonies, loud drums, and some tricky changes: This is music for car rides.
A handful of the numbers on Grand Duchy’s second album, Let the People Speak, are fun and interesting, and the band’s unique marriage of slick, synth-heavy electropop and dark folk-rock can be a happy one.
As much as Al Tuck is from Canada’s East Coast (a few tunes on the album are identifiably set in the Maritimes), on Under Your Shadow he seems to be from both nowhere and anywhere – a songwriter for all times and many places.
B.A. Johnston is still interested in vehicles of slacker identity -- like acid, slurpies, McDonald’s pizza, and Gameboy -- on his eighth album, Hi Dudes! Perhaps he's become more nostalgic, though, on this silly but often charming batch of songs.