Rival Boys 'Animal Instincts' (album stream)
Published Jun 25, 2014Rival Boys have been talking about Animal Instincts since last fall, and now it's finally here. The Toronto trio will officially release the album on June 30 through tinyrecordscanada/MapleMusic Recordings, and it's available to stream ahead of time on Exclaim.ca.
The band self-produced the record at Toronto's Revolution Recording with engineer Joe Dunphy. The 10 tracks take a minimal, frequently restrained approach to perky indie rock, as crunchy guitars are paired with bouncy rhythms and occasional violin flourishes. There's also a Wolf Parade cover, as the band add violin to an otherwise faithful version of "I'll Believe in Anything."
Scroll past the band's tour schedule to listen below.
06/26 Toronto ON - The Great Hall
07/09 Hamilton ON - The Casbah
07/27 Toronto ON - Fort York (Taste of Toronto Festival)