Sunday, July 5, 2015
Toronto's Lucas Stagg Group (the main man is from Cambridge though) are all fired up on Off We Go, their most recent album (offed through Busted Flat Records) . There's a ton of controlled intensity here. You can definitely feel a bit of a punk vibe on some tunes but it's backed up by melodic, virtuoso playing.
Lucas and the boys (bassist Danny Alac and drummer Cleave Anderson - formerly of Blue Rodeo) bring their impressive talents to quite a mix of music. Along with the raw rockers, the group offer folky tracks, a touch of country, some jazzy spots, a little bit o' blues and much more.
You can pick the CD up at any of their electric live shows. It can also be ordered via the Busted Flat online shop or downloaded through iTunes.
Videos above courtesy of Lucas Stagg
Some albums escape our radar, so occasionally we'll be catching up with some mini-reviews!
2013's Thanks to You (released under the name Lucas Stagg Band) has a bit more of a poppy feel but it's still packed with infectious rockers, rootsy tunes and more.
This is also available through Busted Flat and iTunes.
Video above courtesy of Lucas Stagg
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