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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

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June 5, 2012

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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!

About The Author
Shawn Burgess is a self-described music fanatic who is always on the hunt for new music. You have a recommendation? Tell him. Like, right now. Starting a low-fi post-ambient symphonic metal-folk cover band? Cool, see you at the show. A heavy local music promoter, Shawn is also on both sides of the scene as the drummer for Toronto act Fade Chromatic.
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