Tallships Tallships

For a band comprised of a bunch of university students out of Ottawa, ON, Tallships have come far. They opened for Do Make Say Think in April and snagged a spot at NXNE. If you heard this four-track EP you’d understand why. Their ambient post-rock is closer to magic than actual music. The EP has a running time of 25 minutes and from beginning to end they violently, viciously, eloquently and passionately rock out. At times, the piano will be at the forefront messing around with scales but soon they transition to the bass steering them through their epic melodies ("MLS”). One minute your heart will be thumping to a thunder-like drum beat, the next you’ll find it fluttering about your chest dancing. It’s hard to do anything but give your full attention to this album. You must allow yourself to fully experience the emotions that these lyric-less jams unravel. When the 25 minutes are up, you’ll probably be out of breath and a little light-headed but at this point, nothing can stop you from pressing play again. (Independent)