DUCKS LTD – ” Get Bleak ” EP

Posted: October 2, 2021 in MUSIC
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Get Bleak

Toronto’s Ducks ltd will release their debut ep, “Get Bleak” originally released May 21st, 2021 via Carpark Records.

Comprised of friends Evan Lewis, on lead guitar, and Tom McGreevy, on vocals and rhythm guitar, the band built a reputation in their hometown for their bright, sinewy, guitar sound while sharing bills with artists like Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Weyes Blood, the Goon Sax . They have earned accolades from pitchfork who praised the band’s “lilting, throwback jangle pop,” and acclaim from outlets like npr, paste, nme, apple music, and more. the opening track, “Get Bleak” sets a thematic tone for the ep, one of cultural self-awareness and satiric critiques of society’s pressures and the often ridiculous demands – and prices we pay – to exist. chiming with breezy indie guitar sounds akin to those of flying nun and sarah records acts, the track, that features a contribution from Laura Hermiston of Twist, pokes fun at the idea that moving from city to city will fix the problems in your life. following suit is “Gleaming Spires”, a track that zeroes in on the cities we live in and the push-pull relationships that we so often share with them. “Anhedonia”, via it’s tightly-wound rhythm and nostalgia-inked guitars, shifts focus to the times when one is unable to wring any joy out of the things that they find important in life. bringing the band’s characteristic restless bounce, thoughtful lyricism and penchant for orchestration, The tracks explore topics like troubled friendships (“It’s Easy”), self-destructive desires (“Oblivion”), and living with decline (“As Big As All Outside”) while maintaining the balance of earnest self-reflection and humour that endeared audiences to the original release. full of the unbridled radiance of jangle-pop, the debut ep from Ducks ltd.’s get bleak celebrates their strengths while expanding their thematic and compositional horizons, and providing an intriguing glimpse of what’s to come.

released May 21, 2021

Get Bleak:
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming, bass – Evan David Lewis
Additional drums – Mike Duffield
Backing vocals – Laura Hermiston
String arrangement – Paul Erlichman

Gleaming Spires:
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming – Evan David Lewis
Bass – Mike Searle
String arrangement – Paul Erlichman

Annie Forever:
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming – Evan David Lewis
Bass – Paul Erlichman
Drums – Mike Duffield
Backing vocals – Laura Hermiston

Anhedonia:
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming, bass – Evan David Lewis
Additional drums – Mike Duffield
Backing vocals – Laura Hermiston
String arrangement – Paul Erlichman

Oblivion
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming, acoustic guitars – Evan David Lewis

As Big As All Outside:
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming, acoustic guitars – Evan David Lewis
Drum tracking – Kurtis Marcoux
String arrangement – Paul Erlichman

It’s Easy
Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass – Tom Mcgreevy
Lead guitar, drum programming, acoustic guitars – Evan David Lewis

All songs written by Tom Mcgreevy & Evan David Lewis

All songs produced by Evan David Lewis & Ducks Ltd.

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