Slow Down Molasses
Saskatoon’s Slow Down Molasses is a five-piece indie-rock collective described as “the Broken Social Scene of the prairies” by Toronto’s Exclaim! Magazine. Taking cues from the wide-open spaces of their home, they craft expansive, texture-heavy pop songs that break into storm squalls of drone, delay and feedback.
For their new record Burnt Black Cars, out early next year, they have turned to producer and prairies ex-pat Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes, developing the dreamy vocal arrangements of their previous, self-released album Walk Into the Sea (number 12 on Uncut editor Allan Jones’ personal top 20 of the year, between Neil Young’s Americana and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp) and sharpening the songwriting into concise blasts of synth-driven melodies and full-on rock choruses.