Monday, September 06, 2010

newmusicmonday #59::Elk

image :: Elk, via MySpaceMusic

Genregarage pop/post-punk
MembersMichael Price (Guitar / Vocals)
Kyle Connolly (Guitar / Vocals)
Benjamin Pokol (Bass / Vocals)
Josh Korody (Drums / Vocals)
CityWelland, ON, Canada
Recent ReleaseSelf Titled - Self released in February, 2010                                               Balm Beach - Recorded May, 2010, Currently unreleased [purchase & free downloads]


This week's newmusicmonday features an Ontario band from St. Catharines/Welland, Elk.  There's quite a few songs streamed on the MySpace, CBCr3, and Bandcamp links. The sound is a bit of a throwback to post-punk, with a hint of surf punk, that begs to be played loud. I envision their music getting snapped up for a soundtrack in the future. With fairly short songs {>3min.} that emphasize guitars and a gritty feel, the band also has a knack for pop hooks, which become increasingly evident as you listen to all the tracks on their début album, 'Self Titled'. Check out "Shaking Hands" off of their forthcoming album, 'Balm Beach', and "Sometime Together" off of 'Self Titled'. I'm also a fan of "Only When We Sleep", which has gothic rock elements {in a good way}.

There's an upcoming tour date in Welland:: 11 Sept., Illuminaqua Stage/Merritt Park.

Twitterversion:: [blog] #newmusicmonday features garage rock by Elk fr.Welland/St.Catharines. Links to streams & free downloads on Bandcamp @Prof_K

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