Published May 13, 2013Toronto's Decades formed in 2010, and in that time, they've shifted from a garage-y sound to a more post-punk-influenced style and prepped an album for White Girl Records. The label will release the band's self-titled debut LP on May 14, and you can stream it now on Exclaim.ca.
The collection was recorded in Toronto with Alex Bonenfant (Crystal Castles, METZ) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys) and Clint Gibbs (Rihanna, Ke$ha). According to a press release, "The album harkens back to late '80s shoegaze and early '90s Brit pop and yet is thoroughly modern."
You can hear these influences crop up on these spiky yet tuneful tracks, which are driven by angular guitar grit. While most of the songs are loud, the group also display a softer touch on tunes like "Old & Aging" and "In Sequins."
Decades will release the album with a show at the Garrison in Toronto on May 16.