No King for Countrymen 'A Year in Recovery' (EP stream)

No King for Countrymen 'A Year in Recovery' (EP stream)
Hamilton, ON-based rockers No King for Countrymen are about to release their latest EP A Year in Recovery — and to mark the occasion, Exclaim! is streaming the new offering in its entirety.
 
The five-song set logically follows their 2013 EP Sick & Tired, with the recovery and recording process taking place at Taurus Recording in Toronto. It was produced and mixed by Crispin Day (July Talk, Shad) and mastered by Jon Drew (Arkells, Tokyo Police Club), who help captured the band's raw brand of power pop to tape.
 
It opens with the pounding "Alright You Win," which blends blasting percussion with melodic pop-punk vocals and catchy riffs. That sound that carries on right through "Hospital Beds," "Sun City" and "Cigarettes," leaving listeners engaged, energized and undoubtedly bouncing along. Final track "Breakthrough" gets a little softer and more sentimental, showing off a different side to the band and bringing the EP to a successful close.
 
You can get your first listen to the full thing in the player below. The band will celebrate the release of A Year in Recovery with a CD release show on July 18 at Club Absinthe in Hamilton.