By Christiana Bartolini | October 25th, 2012
Let’s get acquainted with Royal Canoe! They’re six guys from Winnipeg creating some seriously impressive avant-garde pop. So much so that they blew CMJ out of the water and landed on the New York Times Playlist after only the first day of CMJ.
Their most recent single, “Show Me Your Eyes,” is a perfect example of the jubilant extravaganza that is Royal Canoe, taken from their Purple and Gold EP. This single starts with an infectious beat and swiftly layers an electric guitar, bellowing bass, robotic vocals and electronic effects galore. This track emits a genre-bending style, shifting from the 80s to the 70s to a modern orchestral breakdown. There’s something in this for everyone.
Basically, this electro pop six piece has guts. They’re refreshing approach to a style that’s often imitated and rarely duplicated should give hope to all music enthusiasts that there will always be musical diamonds in the rough.