October 18, 2007

Spiral Beach, Wolfe Island Music Fest, 11 August 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 12:18 pm by rgsc

check out Chromewaves for better photos from the day.

On Tuesday, Spiral Beach released their second album, “Ball.” This album will confirm what fans of their self-titled debut know and is sure to bring the band to the attention of many more people. They use the same sonic building blocks as their first album but manage to produce a record that is much richer and more textured. Using spooky synths and eerie vocals, capped off with rock-solid drumming and hook-filled guitar work, Spiral Beach have crafted a highly distinctive sound. The exuberance and intensity that is found in their live show – and which was largely absent from their first album – is successfully captured here. And let me tell you, they put on an intense live show. For a taste, you can check out my recording of their set from this year’s Wolfe Island Music Fest below (and a recording from Toronto earlier in the year, here).

You can and should see Spiral Beach for yourself this Friday in Kingston at the Grad Club – playing with the fantastically eccentric Wax Mannequin (get your tickets HERE or at the Grad Club)

Full dates can be found on their Myspace and here’s quick list of their upcoming shows:

Oct 18 The Arbour Room / Hart House Theatre, U of T (basement) Toronto, ON (TONIGHT!)
Oct 19 The Grad Club Kingston, ON
Oct 26 The Ford Plant Brantford, ON
Nov 01 The Phoenix Toronto, ON w/ Go! Team
Nov 10 The Black Sheep Inn Wakefield, QC w/ Wax Mannequin and The Miles!
Nov 11 The Pepperjack Hamilton, ON w/ Wax Mannequin
Nov 15 Ebar Guelph, ON w/ Elbow Beach Surf Club

Spiral Beach, Wolfe Island Music Fest, 11 August 2007

1. New Clouds, Hot Clouds
2. Rocket Fuel
3. buy it for cheap (talk)
4. Voodoo
5. cheer loudly (talk)
6. Kind of Beast
7. improvisational spirit (talk)
8. Philosophy is My Cat/Wolfe Island Ferry is a Very Nice Ferry
9. “Somewhere for my head to lay” (new song)
10. We Saw Ghosts
11. Astro Girl
12. tents & rock n’ roll (talk)
13. Casual T

Be sure to pick up their new disc – first 50 orders get an autographed copy. Or check out Zunior for a digital version.

1 Comment »

  1. Edward Lee said,

    “Somewhere for my head to lay” is actually titled Milky Way.

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