Published Jan 20, 2014Toronto's self-described "junk punk" trio the Beverleys have been honing their sound since 2010, and now they're ready to take the next step with a self-titled EP for burgeoning Canadian imprint Buzz Records. It's due out digitally on February 11, and its release will be supported by a newly announced tour.
The bite-sized EP includes just three songs, with a total running time of around seven and a half minutes. It was recorded and mixed at Dream House Studios. A press release notes that the band's fiery sound "is imbued with a grungy heaviness characteristic of the Toronto scene but with the sharper and more defined lines of a band too quick to get lost in the murk."
Interestingly, the lineup features two guitarists but no bassist. To hear what this sounds like, scroll to the bottom of this page to listen to the fast and blistering "Bad Company."
As for the band's tour plans, the Beverleys will play a scattering of shows between early February and early March, mostly with labelmates HSY. This includes six Ontario gigs, plus appearances in Brooklyn and Montreal. Scroll past the EP tracklist to see the itinerary, in addition to half-minute teaser video for the outing.
1. Bad Company
3. This Is Not a Union
02/08 Toronto, ON - Sonic Boom Kensington (in-store)
02/14 Hamilton, ON - The Baltimore House *
02/21 London, ON - The Black Shire *
02/28 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dees
03/02 Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio *^
03/07 Ottawa, ON - Cafe Alt *
03/08 Montreal, QC - New Drones Club *
* with HSY
^ with Greys