ICYMI: CUBS – Easy There
Last week I had the opportunity to catch a solid rock bill at Lee’s Palace, though curiously I’d never heard of the opener before: that band was CUBS.
Toronto rock quartet CUBS – made up of Brian Craig, Jon Lubanski, Brennan Finlay, and Michael Wickens – describe themselves as “independent folk rock” though that definition probably falls a little short of capturing what they really sound like.
The four-piece dropped their debut EP Easy There back at the beginning of August 2012, and with this three-track offering as a cross-section of their style I’d liken them more to a mid-late-90s GOO GOO DOLLS. The John Rzeznik tones are readily apparent in CUBS’ vocal lines but the comparison to the alt-rock group that dominated the 90s Top40 airwaves can also be found in that slight folksy-ness that permeates their guitar riffs and bass runs.
Stream CUBS’ debut EP Easy There below – or you can also snag your own copy for FREE DOWNLOAD over on Bandcamp.