Every now and again you get tired of the sounds of the day: you've listened to your 10th or 11th unsolicited freak folk MP3 of the evening while your wife is watching the same episode of "Gray's Anatomy" for the 10th or 11th time. And then something really refreshing jumps out at you. Turns out that this evening we were craving rock n' roll and we didn't even know it. We found out when we downloaded some tracks from Hamilton, ON-based rockers Cities In Dust. The quartet's long-player Night Creatures, released June 15 on Paper Bag Records, is full of potent, yelly rock. You can stream the entire album at this link, but we've got links to some smokin' MP3s you can have for your very own below.
The track "Save The Last Dance" slams through the door with punchy, chunky bass and just doesn't let up for any of its three-and-a-half minutes. As you might guess from its name, the tune "Chop Chop You're Dead" is no less affecting, although the guitars step to the fore a bit more. We think you're going to like it. Cities In Dust plays a date in New York City Sept. 13, for those of you living there who have no plans that night.
Cities In Dust -- "Save The Last Dance" -- Night Creatures
Cities In Dust -- "Chop Chop You're Dead" -- Night Creatures
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