Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Artist: Clothes Make The Man, Album: Clothes Make The Man, Song: Chile

"Maybe I should take a trip to Chile.  Just get away a while.  It's all that I can do, not to breakdown and cry over you."  This song clocks in under 3 minutes but it packs a dirty little punch.  If these dudes keep releasing songs like this, Canadian Rock n' Roll is going to be alright.  Clothes Make The Man are a four piece from Kingsville.  This was their first full length album which was released in 2007.  What is so unique about the song Chile is how loose and powerful it is despite maintaining a very catchy melody.  Perhaps you could tag it power pop.  The vocals though, bring me back to the sound of earlier bands like the Pixies and the Del Fuegos.  Rough and edgy.  There is so much excitement you'd expect it to come to a crashing halt with smashed guitars and feedback but it never does.  It's just a great rock song.  It appears as though the band is working on new material.  They just released a new single and hopefully that means a new album soon.  They also appear to be playing shows throughout Canada in the summer and fall.  You can keep track of the band at www.clothesmaketheman.org.  You can purchase their self titled debut on Itunes.  You can watch the video for Chile on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn5KzD8FHrY).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!