Published Aug 24, 2015Late last year, Toronto folk-pop pair East of Avenue arrived in the public consciousness with "Paper Planes," a single that was featured in Walmart's Canadian holiday campaign. That successful song appears on the band's new self-titled EP, which is available to stream on Exclaim! ahead of its release on August 28 through Fifth Kid Records/Fontana North.
The EP uses the tuneful folk thump of "Paper Planes" as its stylistic guide. Opener "Army of One" aims for something slightly grander with its soaring "na na" vocal hooks and triumphant lyrics. Elsewhere, the band favour serenade-style balladry on "In His Hands," while "Young Love" and "Everything's Good" add a jaunty swagger to their chilled out rhythms and soft hooks. The whole thing eventually culminates in the cinematic anthem "Old Times."
East of Avenue was produced by Tim Abraham. Stream the whole thing below.