A band that began as an art project in 2006, the Toronto-based power-trio OLD MAJOR have always taken pride in being a completely DIY outfit, having self-produced three recordings, multiple videos, artworks, and off-centre promotions. Their sound is often hard to pin down; heavy, rhythmic, and tight riff-rock, with progressive-stoner-oddball tendencies, laden with hooks, and laced with melodic pop sensibilities. Gigging rampantly in 2010, they quickly gained a reputation for their intense and energetic live shows, sown in an earnest chemistry. Modest in their means, most of their focus is fixed solely on songwriting, production and performance; from the aggressive urgency and swagger of their self titled debut, to the thundering yet dynamic instrumentation of their sophomore effort, to the dark cynicism and digital grit of their most recent offering, the need to continually evolve is a hallmark of their stature as a band. The song is everything. In 2014, the band signed with R.A.I.G. Records, who released "With Love", a reworked compilation of the first two records.
At heart, OLD MAJOR are simply three friends making strange sounds. They do so because they are compelled. They do so for you to enjoy. Follow them on Facebook.
"…With Love" is the first real full-length cd-album by OLD MAJOR featuring Mike Kennedy (bass, vocals, melodica), Mark Zerenyi (guitar, vocals, kazoo) and Joey Pavone (drums, synth). It includes re-mastered versions of the songs selected from the band's "Old Major" and "In Dog Years" DIY mini-albums. This is a refreshing collection of heavy rock songs built around catching melodies and seductive harmonies, fueled by elastic rhythms and dense riffs, and colored with hints of analogue synths and electronics. Original graphics and artwork concept by ZonderZond. (13 tracks – 55 min.) Free streaming or immediate digital download of the album (MP3, FLAC or other formats) is available through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
CD: $13.00 / Digital Download: $8.00
"As an introduction to the band – it was mine – …With Love showcases a trio with a growth in progress and the potential to create something of distinct pop flair and a persona of its own still rooted in the heavier end of rock." – by H.p. Taskmaster at The Obelisk (USA) (July 2014).
|CD (RAIG) | DD||$13.00 | $8.00|