Rival Boys 'Ice Storm' (EP stream)

Rival Boys 'Ice Storm' (EP stream)
With the previously announced animal instincts due out in May, Toronto trio Rival Boys are building up to the full-length by releasing their Ice Storm EP on February 25. Before that, the mini-collection is available to stream on Exclaim.ca.

The five tracks range from crunchy rock scorchers to atmospheric ballads, with the guitar-driven arrangements sometimes augmented by singer Lee Rose's violin. Climactic closing track "Dream of Stones" touches on all of these sounds.

Ice Storm was self-produced by the band at Toronto's Revolution Recording Studios. Listen below, and look for animal instincts to drop in May.

The band will perform at the Silver Dollar in Toronto on February 28.