The Paper Cranes Halcyon Days

One year after the release of their self-titled EP, Victoria’s the Paper Cranes are certainly ushering in a golden age. The band’s efforts to date have paid off, making them a vital part of Victoria’s 100-mile musical diet. Having toured and landed favourably in towns and cities all across Canada, the ripple effect can be seen in their growing fan base. The Crane’s latest release, Halcyon Days, finds the band in fine form, comfortable with their sound but expanding their horizons just enough to keep things exciting. The promising debut features "I’ll Love You Until My Veins Explode,” which is still catchy as hell a year after it’s initial release, a few other re-recorded gems and several new tracks all jockeying for a position on a favourites play list. The sun never sets on cool and the Cranes are currently one of the island’s finest exports. Maintaining that cool, however, will be a full-time job. Here’s hoping that more shows and exposure will keep the Paper Cranes sufficiently ablaze in the light of day. (Unfamiliar)