Friday, October 28, 2005

Show Post: In House #1481

There are a lot of positive words one might use to describe the music and general asthetic of Toronto band the Constantines: unassuming, gritty, honest, raw, unpretentious and the real deal all come to mind. Frontman Bry Webb has drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Strummer and young Springsteen-- the hoarse, guttaral mmph at the center of a sound that's been called "arty dub punk." The band's latest, Tournament of Hearts, continues their string of big-hearted, passionate albums with more going on than you might catch on the first or fifth, or tenth listen. The third release for the band is out on Sub Pop in the U.S. and also serves as the swan song release for the wonderful Three Gut records in Canada.

In House #1481.
Airdate: 10/28/05
Focus: New release from the Constantines, Tournament of Hearts, plus Okkervil River in Salt Lake City this weekend and more.


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