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It’s a shame Toronto-based quartet waited until the very end of November to release “Get Bleak”, an EP so perfectly suited for summer that it’s almost making me angry thinking about all of the rooftop parties and barbecues it could have sound tracked. A perfect combination of contemporary modern indie rock à la Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and classic jangle pop bands like Belle & Sebastian or The Sundays, the four songs on Get Bleak is pure indie-pop bliss, filled to the brim with warm, swirling guitars. Lead singer Tom Mcgreevy leads the way with his calming but sure-handed vocals, singing songs about hopelessness that sound anything but. Sure, the band called this release Get Bleak, but there’s no chance you’ll feel any of the emotions they sing about throughout these four tracks—in fact, you’ll feel the exact opposite.

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Get Bleak is the debut release of a band that has just achieved something that’s become increasingly rare in today’s rather finicky indie-rock community…There’s a reason the Toronto group has cut through on the first try, though—and you can quickly find out why by hitting play on the title track, which will jangle its way straight into your life,

Upcoming 4 song 7″ vinyl by one of the most promising indie pop bands. From Toronto (Canada) to the world through Bobo Integral Records. Enjoy!! .
The fabulously named, Ducks Unlimited, are a Toronto-based jangle-pop quartet, who’ve already shared stages with the likes of The Goon Sax, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Weyes Blood.You’re going to immediately fall in love with this band, especially if you’re a fan of acts like the aforementioned, The Go-Betweens, The Chills and all the 80’s jangle-pop of Flying Nun and Sarah Records: they operate with that similar approach, melding hook-laden melodic guitars and these casually indifferent vocal lines.

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“A cracking slice of strummy goodness” – Brooklyn Vegan
“A jaunty slice of C86 indie-pop” – Paste Magazine

releases November 29th, 2019

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Toronto group Ducks Unlimited have a jangly sound that owes much to ’80s indiepop like The Go-Betweens and the rosters of Flying Nun and Sarah Records. They’ve opened for The Goon Sax and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and have just released this cracking slice of strummy goodness, “Get Bleak.”

Ducks Unlimited Featuring guest vocals from Laura Hermiston of fellow Toronto band Twist, “Get Bleak” is a jaunty slice of C86 indie-pop. The song pokes fun at the wishful thinking that simply moving to a new city will fix your problems, and it also sulks in that reality. “You flew across an ocean to / Get bleak,” sings lead vocalist Tom Mcgreevy against chunky guitar plucks.

Released July 16th, 2019

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Toronto jangle-pop quartet Ducks Unlimited have shared their new single “Get Bleak” taken from their forthcoming currently untitled EP, out later this year.

Featuring guest vocals from Laura Hermiston of fellow Toronto band Twist, “Get Bleak” is a jaunty slice of C86 indie-pop. The song pokes fun at the wishful thinking that simply moving to a new city will fix your problems, and it also sulks in that reality. “You flew across an ocean to / Get bleak,” sings lead vocalist Tom Mcgreevy against chunky guitar plucks.

Mcgreevy says of the track: “Get Bleak” is a song about this idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems. It’s something that I’ve heard expressed by a lot of friends in one way or another, especially as more and more people are getting priced out of cities like Toronto, New York and London. There can be plenty of good reasons to leave the place that you’re from or somewhere you’ve made your home for a long time, but I think there’s this ‘grass is always greener’ thing that in my experience, and anecdotally from people I know, just isn’t true. It’s hard to move to a new place, and you’re still going to be you when you get there with the same issues and hang-ups, plus you’re going to miss the people who care about you, and they’re going to miss you.

Ducks Unlimited have previously opened for artists like Weyes Blood, Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever and The Goon Sax . released July 16th, 2019