Fueling my latest obsession with all bands East Coast, here comes another one out into the light that’s in Canadian eyes (as well as rolling off the their tongues as a great band name) — Milks and Rectangles.
A four-piece from Charlottetown, PEI (the humble home of Two Hours Traffic and tour partners The Danks), these guys are about to release their first EP on August 11, called Civic Virtues.
Milks and Rectangles (Justin Uyterlinde, Mike Carver, Christian Ledwell and Brandon Williams) are built up from passions for history, jokes, landscape and indie rock. They’re poetic and wistful, calm and organized. They’re catchy and relaxing at the same time. Comparisons off the top of my head include Beck‘s guitar work on a track or two, Franz Ferdinand’s back and forth tempo (especially in “Heart’s the Target”) and a little of the soft charm similar to that of Malajube.
You can read a great interview with the band over on NxEW.
Suggested tracks: “Motel Fire Drill” and “Tilting at Windmills.” They can be found, along with a few other songs, on the band’s MySpace.