Montreal-based musician Milo McMahon is ready to launch his latest EP Gone Too Long, but Exclaim.ca has got your exclusive advanced listen.
The EP follows up his Big City Hustle full-length and finds a home for his previously released single "Buyin' a Truck." It was produced by McMahon and Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Los Campesinos!) and features performances by Joseph Yarmush of Suuns and Lisa Iwanycki Moore of Blood & Glass.
Though it only features three songs, the EP showcases a variety of styles from the Canadian singer. From the upbeat guitar-driven pop of opener "Come Get Me Eyes" to the slowed-down, psychedelic-sounding title track to the aforementioned garage-rockin' closer "Buyin' a Truck," the singer-songwriter shows off his range on the new EP.
Settled in Montreal for the moment, McMahon grew up in Winnipeg but spent his formative musical teen years in Ireland. Even then, he would return to Canada's backwoods for summers of canoeing and tree-planting before making the move to Toronto in 2010. It's not surprising then that themes of transition and transformation permeate McMahon's music. As a press release puts it: "As Milo moves and evolves, so does his music."
Gone Too Long arrives on October 24, but you can hear his latest musical evolution right now. Scroll past McMahon's upcoming tour dates to give the new EP a spin.
10/28 Kingston, ON - Musikki
10/29 Oshawa, ON – The Atria
10/30 Toronto, ON – Cherry Colas
10/31 Barrie, ON – Fitzys Crabshack
11/01 Brantford, ON - Charlie's
11/02 Simcoe, ON – Serafena Good Food
11/04 Peterborough, ON – The Spill
11/05 Bobcaygeon, ON – Kawartha Coffee Co.
11/06 Sudbury, ON – Speakeasy
11/08 Pembroke, ON – Whitewater Brewing
11/10 Ottawa, ON – Rainbow Room