Mico Outside the Unbearable Grows

The evolution of Winnipeg's Mico continues. From their beginnings in 1998 as a trio formed in the aftermath of the dissolution of Red Fisher, the band has morphed into a quintet boasting three guitar players up from one. That change explains how their music has gone from that of amped-up power trio to thick, layered emo orchestra in the vein of Static Prevails-era Jimmy Eat World. Their songs range from anything-but-simple rockers like "Revolution of Human Awakening" and "This Great Achievement" through the half-time chug of "Lina Tres" and "Retransmission" to the spiralling epics "Outside the Unbearable Grows" and "The Other World is Possible.” (G-7 Welcoming Committee)