Band: CANVASGenres: Punk / Alternative Rock / Folk Rock / Indie Rock / Emo
Related artists: Call It Arson.
Country: New Haven, Connecticut USA
Years Active: 2010-2011
Label(s): Get Young Records
This post's artist is from the May 2014 Mix. This is track #13.
You can download the May 2014 Mix#6 right here or get the new July Mix#7 here.
For fans of: The Get Up Kids, Endor, Waxwing, Rocky Votolato, Criteria, City And Colour, Modern Rifles, Maserati, (newer) Codeseven, Weezer, Harvey Danger, Manchester Orchestra, Aeges, Face Tomorrow and Third Eye Blind.
Waxwing. Waxwing. And more Waxwing meets Desaperacidos and Circa Survive. The instrumentals weave through emo/pop-punk/rock/alternative territory and compliment the vocals well. The vocals (same guy as Call It Arson, I believe) waver, dip, sway and lead the songs with that very powerful croon of his and he even boasts some southern flare. I'm unsure if the flare is intentional or not but holy hell it works. There's even a bit of Silverchair and The Mark Inside on "Everglades" as at times it could be mistaken for a very catchy grunge number with alternative/emo tendencies. "Good Secret" has a chorus that Anthony Green and Rocky Votolato would give a very enthusiastic head nod to. Check out those 2 song below and see if this is for you. It's sugary sweet and I almost dismissed CANVAS for hurting my teeth, but upon a few listens I realized the band, especially the vocalist, warranted additional listens and my undivided attention. Although I only spin a few tracks from their album, they were well worth checking out.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
2010 - La Lechuza EP
2011 - Ashes 12"LP (PURCHASE the 12" on their bandcamp page here)
(2011) CANVAS - "Everglades" (from 'Ashes')
(2011) CANVAS - "Good Secret" (from 'Ashes')
(2010) CANVAS - "Two Color Fade" (from 'La Lechuza')
CANVAS out-of-print discography mp3 download