Rock Plaza Central – Live Session #53

by Woody on August 19, 2009

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Rock Plaza Central, one of Canada’s finest exports, happened into our studio during June and knocked out a few new tunes off their excellent release At The Moment Of Our Most Needing. Led by frontman, Chris Eaton, the Canucks displayed their unique look at alt-country with experimental elements of Neutral Milk Hotel.

If you are new to Rock Plaza Central, Eaton’s vocals will be the first thing you’ll notice.‚  He has a unique sound that, in the context of accompanying arrangements, fits perfectly. While songwriting and vocals may grab your attention, be careful not to miss some outstanding work by Andy (drums), Scott (bass/guitar), Fiona (violin) and Donald (guitar/trumpet). On “Oh I Can”, the drum build-up is slow and hypnotizing and when the band enters with the chorus, it’s as if you are smacked out of a stupor.

As with all live sessions, commentary is secondary. Let’s just enjoy the work of Rock Plaza Central and producer Steve Shirk. And as always, thanks for listening and supporting independent music.

Exclusive: Rock Plaza Central – Oh I Can

Exclusive: Rock Plaza Central – Handsome Men

Exclusive: Rock Plaza Central – Foes

Exclusive: Rock Plaza Central – Gutter Dance

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Video: Rock Plaza Central – Handsome Men

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