ICYMI: EASTBOROUGH – Your Place
Every now and then a song will enter my brain, and I am completely unable to rid myself of it unless I listen to it 1,000,000 times. During a recent stint at Indie Pool, this is exactly what happened with EASTBOROUGH’s Soft Step; after one listen I knew I was doomed.
Fortunately I found the rest of the band’s excellent debut album Your Place, released this past September, to sate my poor ears. The record is full of fun, upbeat female-fronted indie-pop tracks, with a definite tendency towards the quirky (my favourite adjective). But don’t take my word for it, give a listen to standout single Soft Step and the xylophone, ukulele, and accordion-laced Shuffle and Slide below (and if you like it, be sure to pick up the whole album).
Like a surprisingly large number of good Toronto-based bands these days, EASTBOROUGH is an import from Ottawa, and lead singer and brains-behind-the-operation Stefani Guzman is doing a great job establishing the band in The Big Smoke. Don’t miss the band’s NXNE showcase at The Piston on June 14 with Little City and iM favourites Cai.ro!