I’ll need to retract my previous assertion that Boxer The Horse is the best band on Prince Edward Island. It’s fitting, at least, that one of Boxer’s membership—one of several Milks & Rectangles moonlighters, Christian Ledwell—is part of the crew that toppled them.
You’ll find both Eels leanings and Pavement homage in this full-length debut (maybe a little Pogues, too; that one’s debatable)—a pretty even mix of somber contemplation and rambling quirk that borrows more than a little grime from the consistently astounding Halifax fuzz-pop milieu.
Simply put: unassailable pop; one of those hard-to-come-by albums where every song is worthy of recurring visits. A couple of these are in the running for top tune of the year, for sure.
Download Milks & Rectangles for free, right *here;* better yet, pony up a little cash and pick up a hard copy at your local record store. Check out a stripped down version of the album opener, “Hospital Patience,” down below.