Every now and again a band comes along and you think, Man, why haven’t I heard these guys before? That was the case when I first heard Newmarket band Triple Arcade. When I discovered that their fan base is not nearly as big or widespread as it ought to be, I thought I’d try to do something about it.
Triple Arcade is a relatively young four-piece with a self-titled Ep to their name and most recently a new single. In the sea of Canadian indie rock bands that float around the scene, this band stands out. Their sound is nothing too unique, similar to four guys experimenting and rocking out in their parents’ garage. The huge difference though is the maturity and musicality expressed through their songs. It seems as if they’re covering great old transcendental rock songs with a modern twist, but hey, it’s stuff they wrote! In addition to catchy guitar riffs and energetic playing, their vocal harmonies are of Crosby-Stills-Nash calibre. Seriously.
Just last week, Triple Arcade released The Shut-In Singles which can be downloaded free for a limited time on Bandcamp. Absolutely cannot wait to hear more from this band. Our song of the week is one of those singles, “Sound Advice”. I’m not sure if this is a play on words, but I’m taking it.