Monday 06 February 2012



How I pray

LiSTEN: The City Streets

The City Streets are a band on a mission.  A few missions, actually. The Montreal-based band (originally from Edmonton) has two new full length albums in the pipelines: Winter Lightning was recorded with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wolf Parade)  at Montreal’s almost legendary Hotel2Tango studios, and Sawdust & Rum, recorded by the band themselves in a small cabin on the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia are both set to see the light of day sometime soon (no specific release dates set yet).  As well, band members Rick Reid, (vocals and guitar) and Matt Leddy (bass and backing vocals) recently went to Haiti to work with an organization called All Hands Volunteers. The pair were involved in a reconstruction project assisting in the recovery project after the January 2010 earthquake.  The band have set up a link from their own site for donations towards the project, which you can find here.

“How I Pray” is off Winter Lightning and features the handiwork of Colin Stetson, and “Nothing Can Be Planned” is from Sawdust & Rum.  If that’s not enough City Streets music for your liking, you can also download their recent EP, Decline of the West here, and their last full length, The Jazz Age here, both for free.

How I Pray by The City Streets

Nothing Can Be Planned by The City Streets

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One Response to “How I pray”

Voyno February 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

These guys have been around for so long. I wonder when they’re going to crack the collective Canadian consciousness?