Barmitzvah Brothers Mr. Bones' Walk-in Closet

Neither brothers nor Jewish, the Barmitzvah Brothers certainly know how to have fun with music. On their second full-length release, this trio of young ‘uns from Guelph have moved on from their more punky debut and experiment with pretty much any genre that takes their fancy — ballads, bedroom pop, folk, even polka. Although far from being polished producers at this point, they score full points for originality, attitude and making the effort without any trace of pretension. The subject matter ranges from the minutiae of daily life to dodgy Toronto gig promoters and they approach their songs with an air of eccentricity that should be celebrated. Fans of art pop guru Momus may wish to take a peek here. The quirky style of musicianship may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is a breath of fresh air to a scene so often prone to stagnation. (Weewerk)