New country sounds not found on the FM dial hold the interest of both the converted and ears from the alt-rock, indie, and singer/songwriter streams. Often lumped into this category, the Volebeats strive as much for affinity with classic Canadian pop. Blurring distinctions, their excellent release Mosquito Spiral is quintessential song-oriented craft. To ears raised on pop and rock there will be something rural about these unpretentious songs that achieve so much success through delicate harmony vocals and acoustic arrangement. The Volebeats transform each simple theme of lost love, nostalgia, and more to heart-inscribing sonic memorabilia that could be the unforgettable piece playing during the credits of that worldview-changing film of character transformation you saw last summer.
Mosquito Spiral Review
by Tom Schulte