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ICYMI: CUBS – Easy There

October 10, 2012

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.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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