Get It All Out
Edmonton Block Heater is a Vancouver-based three piece power pop band. Why EBH? Why not? A few of the guys are from Edmonton originally, but it's more of a tip of the hat to Hard Core Logo than anything. Although, they're not a punk band... EBH is equal parts pop, rock, americana, funk and anything else you want to throw in. Still, it's remarkably cohesive, and distinctly EBH. The new CD, 'Get It All Out' was a true DIY effort, recorded around Vancouver anywhere they could set up and press 'record,' from their rehearsal space to various living rooms to the teaching studios at an unnamed music store. You may hear influences like Blue Rodeo, Matthew Sweet, Rheostatics and Wilco, but the sound is truly their own. These are songs, written because there are lyrics worth hearing and a melody worth singing, not to try to produce paint-by-numbers copycat stuff that makes people want to turn off their radio. EBH's live show is something worth checking out, too. The three guys are all good at what they do, but play to support the songs above all else. You get everything: funky grinders, full-on rock, blazing rockabilly and even the odd bossa nova. The guys realize that music is entertainment, so they don't spend their hour on stage posing and pretending to be full of angst. You get great songs, catchy as hell, delivered with energy and a sense of humour. Edmonton Block Heater - quite possibly your new favourite band.