Local Reviews: Canadians Among Us

Local Music Reviews

Canadians Among Us
A Natural Chain Of Events
Self Released
Street: Out Now
Vampire Weekend + Cavedoll + Wilco = Canadians Among Us
Though they’re rock at heart, the thing that really sets this group out from the crowd is the dash of country and jazz in their songs. From a harmonica here to a saxophone there, and just when you think you’ve grown comfortable with who CAU really are, they toss you out on your ear with “The Headless Song” and completely change it up. Electric keyboards, pulsing guitars, belting vocals: I had to double-check to see if my MP3 player hadn’t glitched and started playing Cavedoll instead. Even with the mood shift, they maintain (if not enhance) their unique style and sound. A CD that seems to be bipolar alt-country and indie-pop, this one is a whole lot of fun.