I get a sick confusion headache trying to figure out who's right. power pop * punk * emo * indie rock * shoegazer
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Grace Babies - Frequency (1997, Shoreline)
The Grace Babies were a Halifax, NS quartet that transplanted themselves to Toronto by the time they got around to recording their sophomore album, Frequency. Kind of appropriate when you consider they were following in the footsteps of another Toronto act of the very same ilk, Treble Charger. Yep, more of that polished, yet riff-addled power pop type music, bejeweled with plump, succulant hooks, delivered in wall-to-wall fashion. The Babies weren't terribly far removed from their contenporaries to the south either, namely The Tories and Summercamp. If that doesn't light a fire under you, I might also note that Ferquency was produced by (The) Pursuit of Happiness prime-mover Moe Berg. You can go here to read some biographical info on the band, and moreover, drummer/vocalist Kevin Hilliard.