The Albertans “The Wake”

By One Track Mind on Thursday, May 5th, 2011  |  3,666 views

Indie-Pop

The Albertans “The Wake” The Albertans “The Wake”

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“Suave” is the one adjective I can’t shake while listening to “The Wake,” the eighth cut on The Albertans‘ new sophomore LP, New Age. The song has such a a cool, effortless air about it, making for a tune that is instantly ingratiating despite its mellow core.

Central to “The Wake” are the vocal harmonies of Alison Yip and Joel Bravo, whose delicate delivery echoes the feathery musical backdrop. A keyboard hammers out the downbeats with hollow notes with the bass and drums connecting the dots in between. Bravo also periodically asserts his electric guitar with short, frenetic bursts which shake up the groove just enough to keep the song from lapsing into transparency.

The sum total recalls a sanded-down version of Fujiya & Miyagi‘s funky electronic strut or a more pop-friendly version of Stereolab’s female-voiced synthesizer explorations.

As with their debut EP and first LP, The Albertans (who formed in Vancouver but whose members did originally hail from their Saskatchewan namesake) released New Age via the Ernest Jenning Record Co. on March 8th.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (22 votes, average: 8.50 out of 10)

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. ANimanui Says:

    5 stars song.. it goes directly into my playlist!

  2. kristov Says:

    amazing! i love this song…thanks a lot!!