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Montreal’s Subject-Object hybridize styles and offer their EP for free!

Jay Vidyarthi, lead singer of Subject-Object, sees his musical endeavor as paralleling his “academic journey from the physics and neurology of human hearing to the design of new technology.”

The Montreal band’s self-titled EP offers a diverse variety of rock sounds. A particular strength of this release is how it manages to convey a sense of live, uninhibited sound in a truly rare way. While Vidyarthi refers to Subject-Object as “digital blues,” drummer Stefan Jovanovich describes the sound as “deceptively heavy.” This label is particularly fitting for the first track, ‘Watergun,’ which features a driving blues energy, rough vocals akin to The White Stripes and heavy yet catchy riffs and jams. At times Subject-Object reminds me of Trail of Dead, but the album also features jazz and funk grooves, alt rock energy, skilled solos and solid drumming.

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Photo Essay: The Rebel Reviewer Checks Out Danko Jones

Danko Jones

Danko Jones
Mod Club
Toronto, Ontario
May 11, 2010

For the past few years I’ve really started to dig Toronto band Danko Jones. A heavy, simple, 3 piece unit with angry vocals and tight driving music, great for rocking out. When I hear Danko’s music, I just wanna jam. This is the music I like to play.

I’d missed Mr. Jones and his wingmen numerous times, not even knowing when he was around. Last time I heard, he was opening up for Guns n Roses and to be quite honest you’d have to slam me in the head with a frying pan to get me to actually BUY a ticket to see Axl Rose, the biggest rock asshole of all time; so I couldn’t justify seeing Danko open for him.