Boxer the Horse Would You Please

Boxer the Horse Would You Please
Canada has been getting a taste of the Charlottetown pop rock sound for the past few years, with the wave of Two Hours Traffic, the Danks, Mardeen and more. They're quite the grouping of musical friends, and Boxer the Horse are their latest offering. The sound's mainly perpetuated because they share, and this time, Alec O'Hanley (of THT and the Danks) produced the album and Andrew Watt mixed it. O'Hanley pushes the university-aged foursome (Jeremy Guadet, Andrew Woods, Isaac Neily and Richard MacLeod) to new, more textured depths, making Would You Please a thorough first full-length. Their songs, led by a good pairing of piano and bass as the frontrunners to Gaudet's vocals, are spunky, with a hint of snark. The songs usually introduce a scene with detailed characters, but let them run amok, often being a bit mysterious or just plain up-front. (Independent)