Songs From A Room Songs From A Room

If beautiful album artwork could write records, Toronto’s Songs for a Room would be set. The digi-pack for their debut is clean and sophisticated, which is the opposite of their music. But don’t worry, this isn’t entirely a bad thing. Their jammy indie rock gets right down to business, with three-part harmonies battling for attention, bass lines soaring and guitars crashing. But it’s what they bring that’s not too memorable. Live, their antsy, Beatles-inspired tunes could take off but on record it’s easier to notice the monster hooks they’re missing out on and the way each song builds up but never gets to that great big sonic explosion. Which unfortunately, leaves this EP nowhere except at the top of the dusty pile of CDs I own that never really go anywhere. (Independent)