WE ARE THE CITY - In a Quiet World

“In a quiet world … I used to have my health but now I am ill,” Cayne McKenzie sings on Intro from this Kelowna trio’s debut long player. Then they spend the next 37 minutes healing themselves with a hook-strewn pop buffet as piano and guitar play off a backbeat that is almost impossible to resist. You will undoubtedly marvel at guitarist David Menzel’s singing into his pickups on Time, Wasted and the cheery gang vocals on ...Big Lights in the Sky. Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale), a man that understands piano, recorded this disc. It’s orchestral pop, in the vein of The Carpenters or Jools Holland-era Squeeze. Fans of Coldplay or Ben Folds Five will easily find a home here. Catch their gorgeous tones twice on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Music Trader (1 p.m.) and Sam’s Place (159 Henderson Hwy. at 8 p.m.).

Published in Volume 64, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 8, 2009)

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