REVIEWED: We Were Not The Savages – s/t EP

This self-titled six-song effort by Montreal’s We Were Not The Savages gives an edgy breath of fresh air to the melting pot of styles it incorporates. 
Fronted by Keith McLean (also of Moncton-born, Montreal-based Ernie Coombs), the group’s instrumentation often sounds bigger than its numbers, with the keys and guitars capable of creating different layers and emphasis, while the drums provide fantastic back-up support to carry the song through. 
Key to all of the songs on this EP are generous portions of instrumental segments of all types: break-downs, subtleties, intros, solos, build-ups, etc. The songs carry an array of texture for a style that touches on elements from bands like Bloc Party and Arcade Fire, but in a compact three-piece unit. A fantastic little EP fit for listening while on the commute to work, the stroll around the block or while doing the dishes. I look forward to seeing what else these guys come out with.


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Written by Mario Gautreau


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