Stolen from the radio: 05/14 (The Royal Crowns)
Earlier this year, I started producing a radio show on CJLO (1690AM) called Edge of the City. It’s on every Monday from Noon to 2PM. You know what’s great about having access to a college radio station? I get to raid their library. Know what that means? It means that every Monday, I’m going to grab 3 random albums from the station, listen to them, and feature the best one here. Enjoy!
An odd thing happened this week: I grabbed a bunch of stuff from the bin, but the first album I snatched was an album I had just been sent via email. The Royal Crowns are a Toronto-based rockabilly band that have been around for a solid 20 years. Their brand new record, “Volume Three”, is as good as it gets, as far a great piece of work. Boasting 15 catchy and surfy tunes, this record is a great blend of classic rock ‘n roll with hints of blues throughout. It’s an easy listen and an infectious one – I’ve only had it for a small period of time, but I can’t seem to steer too far away from it. I feel like I’ll be giving it regular spins for a good while.
If you’re one of our Toronto readers and you have no plans for next Friday, you’re in luck! The Royal Crowns will be launching their new record at Dakota Tavern on the 25th. Go see the show and pick up a copy of this great new album!