April 21, 2008

The Coast, Ale House, Kingston, 30 January 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 5:47 pm by rgsc

photo from The Coast’s myspace by Jess Baumung.

This Saturday (26 April) Julie Doiron is gracing the Grad Club stage. You know and love her and I’m not going to be talking about her today. What I want to do is suggest that you get to the show early to check out the opening band, The Coast. While the logic of the pairing doesn’t really make sense to me – The Coast’s Brit-poppy, post-punk inspired tunes don’t really seem like an obvious match for Doiron’s intimate songs – that is really beside the point. The Coast offer up music that is textured, melodic and hooky. The people who are supposed to know these sorts of things have tipped The Coast off as a band to watch this year, so why don’t you come out and see for yourself?

25 Apr – Alex P. Keaton, London, On
26 Apr – Grad Club (w/ Julie Doiron), Kingston
28 Apr – Casbah, Hamilton
3 May – The Opera House w/ Tokyo Police Club, Toronto
8 May – Marquee, Halifax
9 May – The Capitol, Fredricton
10 May – A Khord, Saint John
21 May – Le Divian Orange, Montreal
23 May – The Red Dog, Peterborough
24 May – Zaphod’s, Ottawa

Here are a few songs from their very tight set opening for Tokyo Police Club in January. Enjoy.

The Coast, Ale House, Kingston, 30 January 2008

* No Secret Why
* Nueva York
* Tight Rope
* The Lines Are Cut

Be sure to pick up their debut full-length album ‘Expatriate’ in cd or digital form.

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