Last week I started this column talking about how often I feature bands from Canada. This week I’m adding to the list. I’m not sure what’s going on up there. Maybe it’s the cooler temperatures. Or the the more low-key atmosphere. Or the national heath care. Who knows? What really matters is that our neighbor to the north keeps churning interesting young bands. Bands like The Junction.
Since I just rolled in from a weekend of fun and food in Louisiana I’m going to leave the flowery descriptions of The Junction to their official bio:
Brent Jackson (guitar/vocals), Matt Jameson (bass) and Mike Taylor (drums) have been writing music together long enough to have found themselves a comfortable niche in the Canadian music scene. Their uniquely upbeat approach caught the attention of acclaimed producers Gus van Go and Werner F (The Stills, The Trews, Priestess) who invited the boys to record with them in NYC. The result is a powerful and introspective album full of infectious, rock-oriented songs representing their most mature collection to date. “My Love Was There” – the first single off the album – demands listeners move along to the hand-clapping beat provided by the rhythm section, while Brent’s vocals guide fans through an anthem charged sing along. Another Link in the Chain reinvents The Junction’s staple hard-hitting choruses and anthem-like presence while keeping that key element that has won over fans and members of the media alike – creating big songs with a lot of heart.
Now, on to the music:
“Birds of Prey”
“Level With Me”
“My Love Was There”
“Birds of Prey”