Published Jun 08, 2015Mississauga four-piece Aukland are set to unleash their debut full-length next week, but before the aptly titled Rookie arrives, Exclaim! is giving you a chance to stream the whole thing.
The album was recorded over several months at Jukasa Studios in Caledonia, ON, with engineer and mixer Darren "Jeter" Magierowski (Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats), then mastered by João Carvalho (Alt-J, fun.).
The result is a 10-track set that showcases the band's knack for catchy melodies and upbeat rhythms, blending indie rock with a keen pop sensibility. Bounce-along tracks like "Talk," "Liver & Lungs" and "Catching Up" meld with songs that place more of an emphasis on guitar work like "Doing It Right" and "Stupid Fun." A darker, heavier feel comes out on tunes like "Ren" and closer "Curtains & Light," displaying the group's range when it comes to sonic style.
Aukland will be bringing that diverse sound to the stage when they head out on a co-headlining tour with the Honest Heart Collective this summer. The dates are listed below, and you can scroll past the upcoming shows to give Rookie a listen before its official release on June 12.
06/12 Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
06/18 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's
06/19 Montreal, QC - L'Alize
06/20 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club
06/21 Milton, ON - Private Acoustic Show
06/23 Oshawa, ON - The Moustache Club
06/25 Guelph, ON - Dstrct
06/26 Toronto, ON - The Rivoli
06/27 Mississauga, ON - The Masonic Lodge
06/28 Hamilton, ON - Baltimore House
07/01 Niagara Falls, ON - Old Crow
07/03 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
* album release party