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The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather

The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather

The latest album from the thoughtful bunch known as Canasta is beautiful and complex and filled with subtle goodness. The sound is a blend of ‘70’s AM pop and sea shanties (i.e. The Decemberists). A good example of this would be “Becoming You”. The song talks about not fitting in and really not waiting to, and despite the slight references to The Decemberists this sums up the Canasta sound. They really do pave through own path and the results are remarkable. The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather is the album the band was always meant to make and they have made it look effortless. My favorite track on the album is “Magazine (Songwriter on a Train)”. It reminds me slightly on Mountain Goats territory and is a fast paced stomp.

The album will be released on May 18th but Canasta is celebrating the release on May 8th at Schubas. They will be performing two show that night, one with Gregory & The Hawk and on with Brighton MA.

Published: May 07, 2010 |

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