Review: Canvas People — ‘Sirens’

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Canvas People – “Sirens”

By Noor Gadban
Music Reviewer

Artist: Canvas People
Album Title: Sirens
Label: Lone Star Music
Released: September 2, 2014

“Let’s give this up to motives,” Kyle Taylor sings in Canvas People’s brand new, thought-provoking album “Sirens.” Throughout the album, Canvas People successfully captures the listener with heartfelt lyrics and catchy tunes.

Although their last CD, “Canvas People EP,” sounded good, there has been a definite improvement in their quality of sound. Guitarist Wes Maxwell and bassist Luke Williams compel the listener to dance with their impeccable chords and rhythms. The band has certainly gained more experience as time has gone on and as they play an increasing number of local shows in the San Marcos and Austin area.

“Sirens” is a successful blend of indie-rock and indie-folk that strays from the typical sound of local indie bands. Whole-hearted lyrics such as “You’re thinking about your mother, I’m thinking about the planes and the cars” in their second track “Timbers” remind me of bands like Bright Eyes or Mumford & Sons. Highlights of the album include track one, “Motives,” track two, “Timbers” and track three, “Empty House.”
If you haven’t heard of Canvas People, I highly suggest checking out their music. They have free tracks from their EP listed on Spotify. You can also support them and the local music scene by purchasing their newest and best album, “Sirens.”

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