The Coast - Expatriate

The Coast - Expatriate
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Alternative/Indie Rock, Ambient Pop, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock

This is a great debut LP from a Toronto foursome (no relation to the U.K. band a decade ago, Coast) following up a 2006 teaser EP. Before you start whispering big names of the Canadian Explosion, such as Arcade Fire or Broken Social Scene, the only thing these boys have in common is the likelihood of early Echo & the Bunnymen, Cure, Teardrop Explodes, Siouxsie and the Banshees, or U2 records somewhere in their collections, as the guitar effects and influences are there. But the Coast also work in bits of wonderfully warming dream pop (somewhere between Strangelove and For Against), closer to the Stars or Dears end of modern Canuck things. They also boast first-rate songwriting, slow-developing passages that really reel you in, budding star Ian Fosbery's fantastic guitars (which come from everywhere), and singing from Ben Spurr that matches every ear-catching thing Fosbery and the punchy bass and drums brothers Luke and Jordan Melchiorre do. If that isn't all, there are gentle winds blowing, too, adding different spice on the likes of "Song for Gypsy Rose Lee" and "Play Me the Apostle," showing they understand pacing (another lost art these days). Frankly, the Coast sound exciting on Expatriate, a band that could fill big halls in breathtaking sonic vistas on this holy headphones LP. Turn it up and revel in alpine heights.

Tight RopeThe Coast2:48
Nueva YorkThe Coast3:25
The Moon Is DeadThe Coast4:00
No Secret WhyThe Coast3:20
Song for Gypsy Rose LeeThe Coast4:07
FloodlightsThe Coast4:23
We're the OnesThe Coast3:22
Killing Off Our FriendsThe Coast4:23
Ceremony GunsThe Coast3:36
Play Me the ApostleThe Coast3:35
All the BoysThe Coast3:12

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