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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

CONTEST – Sunparlour Players @ The Horseshoe – June 26, 2009

Photo via MySpaceMySpaceI hope it doesn’t sound like faint praise when I say that Wave North, the new album from Toronto’s Sunparlour Players, is much, much better than I’d expected it to be. I’d always figured that their strength would be in their sound, a raucous and clattering sort of country-groomed barroom gospel-rock which made for great live shows. But with this album, they’ve also proven they can write some pretty impressive songs with lyrical depth and emotional heft to say nothing of their surprisingly anthemic delivery. This isn’t to say these facets weren’t there before – maybe they were and I didn’t pick up on them – but on Wave North they’re impossible to ignore.

They band are doing an in-store at Soundscapes Wednesday night, June 24, at 7PM and will play a CD release show at the Horseshoe on Friday night, June 26, with special guests The Hylozoists and Wayne Petti, and courtesy of Outside Music, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Sunparlour Players” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at 5PM, June 25.

MP3: Sunparlour Players – “Battle Of 77”
MySpace: Sunparlour Players

By : Frank Yang at 11:57 pm
Category: Contests

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  1. Drew says:

    If you can’t listen to “Talk it to Death” or “If the Creeks Don’t Rise” from Hymns for the Happy without getting chills, I don’t know what to tell you. This new track is incredible! Thank you.