Published Mar 03, 2014Serialization is no longer the creative domain of stuffy Victorian novelists and HBO programming. Just ask Canadian singer-songwriter Eamon McGrath, who has steered away from the traditional album release route by breaking up his next album into a series of easily digestible EPs.
We heard about the first of his three-part effort, Exile Part One, last August. Now you can listen to his second offering, Exile Part Two, ahead of its March 11 release through Aporia Records.
According to a press release, while the project's first instalment delved head first into the world of '80s-era indie rock, Part Two has "its roots in the early '90s grunge movement." "Canadian Shield" finds McGrath's bluesy vibrato treading a fine line between the sounds of Neil Young and Eddie Vedder, while "Paper Boats" and "Running from the Cops" hint at the album being more than just a collection of musical snapshots from alt-rock's past.
Listen to the EP in its entirety now in the player below. Don't forget to keep checking back with Exclaim! for news on Exile's concluding EP, which should be out before the end of the year.
McGrath will play Toronto's Horseshoe with Sleepy Sun and Flash Lightnin on March 7, and he will head out on a European tour in the spring. You can see all those international dates here.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.