Graham Wright | Shirts VS Skins

Do you have a deep-seated hate for sweater wearing cool kids and a strange fascination with soviet era spy satellites while inebriated? If you do, you may have a new go-to album. Graham Wright of the Toronto based band Tokyo Police Club is releasing a solo album and it’s called Shirts VS Skins. The first impression that the album may give you is that Graham Wright is a cheeky bastard with a penitent for writing lyrics that will make you laugh.  The lyrics in Shirts VS Skins are not the only selling point on this solo endeavour of Wright’s. No, the playful structure of the songs give you as the listener the sense that there is real momentum behind each track. The first song on the album Chucklefucks, is a prime example of Wright’s cheeky style, with its deeply insulting lyrics sung ever so genteelly.  And after you hear it, the song does make you wonder; who will pick up all those cups and plates after the Chucklefuck’s party is done.  Was that’s Wright’s job?

Soviet Race is another highlight from this album. It combines a pleasant pop melody with a nerdy underlying story surrounding soviet era paranoia.  Evening Train from Kingston Station is another oddly strong track, simply because of how it just explodes unexpectedly in the middle.

Graham Wright’s Shirts VS Skins album is full of light-hearted songs, perfect company for the summer month.  


Pure X | A Review of Pleasure

Pleasure Austin Texas trio Pure X is set to release their latest album Pleasure worldwide on August 22nd. The band’s sound is ambient rock and it really takes that minimalist style to heart. Repetition is key to this style of music and you can hear similar themes throughout the record which produces the desired effect. When in a situation where you are in need of some hazy escape band’s like Pure X are the way to go.  Besides a few unfortunate tracks Pleasure strikes that solemn trance inducing tone with the best of them.   If you are looking for some music to relax to, Pure X’s Pleasure would make a good pick.   


My Grey Horse Have A New Music Video

My Grey Horse has recently released a music video for their newest single. This is the first single that they have released with their new label and the track is called Waist of Air. Waist of Air appeared on the Saltway EP however it is going to be the song that will hopefully introduce My Grey Horse to a wider audience. The video was directed and edited by one of the band members Peter Butler.  The elements in the video are full of very vivid colors, which stands in contrast to the song itself. Waist of Air’s message is rather somber.  On the whole though, this music video does provide a nice visual introduction to the band. 
Check it out.