Published May 11, 2015Enthusiastically named Edmonton indie outfit Electricity for Everybody! just released their debut album Local Technique, and Exclaim! is streaming it in its entirety, right now.
The 12-track offering includes previously heard singles "Tourmalet" and "The Elegant Dagger," as well as 10 new tunes that hear the band sharpening their sound into one that goes straight to the listener's gut. Despite the sonic progression, "there's still an abundance of fist-pumping hooks and lurching breakdowns, but the barbs are sharper, more direct and draw more blood."
Braving -35 degree temperatures, the album was recorded at the Banff Centre, at the tail end of a blizzard. The five-piece teamed up with longtime collaborator and engineer Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre, Stars), recording most of the songs live over the course of four days.
"Mid-Atlantic" achieves the perfect balance of fuzzed-out garage rock and psychedelic synth-pop, while "Manimal" takes things down a darker, more jam-heavy path. By the time "Age of Scars" comes around, though, the band get back in to full rockin' form before echoing, art-rock-y album closer "Cock v Rat" eventually caps off the collection.
A release party for Local Technique is scheduled for June 13 at the Mercury Room in Edmonton, and you can hear the whole album now. Give it a listen in the player below.