Rain Over St. Ambrose, Overton Window EP

It was a rainy day in St. Ambrose when Cory and Curtis Leblanc said their final goodbyes to their father; and so they hunkered down with a few of Yarmouth Nova Scotia’s best musicians and started writing songs. Overton Window is the band’s second 4-song EP and while it is obvious that the band is still trying to figure themselves out – the performance is raw and passionate. Opening track “Chemtrails of Happiness” is built on distorted guitars and keyboards with an incredibly catchy scream out-loud chorus that is a sure-fire hit in a live setting. The title-track follows-up with a completely different groove sounding like The Killers jamming in a garage while “Audience” and album closer “Campfires” feature some tight radio hooks that reminded me of fellow Canadian rockers Five Star Trailer Park. All in all, Overton Window plays to the band’s strengths showcasing a maturing sound that will only get better with time. (Independent)

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Rain Over St. Ambrose – MySpace Page

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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Album Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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