plus Mike Edel
New Album 'Closer To You' out on April 7th
The Carlines are a guitar driven indie-rock band from Victoria, BC. The band’s upcoming album features Heart, a punching emotional anthem and When It’s Right, another soaring melodic indie-rock track.
Heart was #46 on The Zone @ 91.3’s top 91 tracks of 2014, and they were also featured as The Zone’s Band of the Month.
The album features front man Sjoerd Meyer and both his crisp and punchy guitar work and production skills; it was self-produced alongside David Parfait over almost a year and a half in Victoria, BC. The songs feel both modern and classic and the album’s 10 tracks contain a score of sweet spots. It often happens when the pair constructs a catchy guitar and synth driven anthem and pair this with one of Meyer’s earworm melodies. They’ve found an alchemizing formula to making many of the tracks into potential hits.
Both The Carlines album and live show are decidedly upbeat, calculated and naturally quirky. When they shed the skin of their first few indie-rock hits, they relax and the stage set’s for their emotionally driven ballads, such as the album’s namesake, Closer To You, an unpretentious, real and even sweet track. And despite bearing their softer folk influences at times, the band always comes back and hits – and you are never tired at the end.
Often something great insists on taking its time. Negotiating change and the great dream of crossing the next threshold ask the questions; What am I leaving? and, What comes next?
Mike Edel now knows what is next. His indie-rock singer-songwriter lean isnt tired or sad, it packs a punch and some synths while his songs will probably hit your soul even harder than before.
After touring extensively in the US and Canada, playing shows with Serena Ryder, Said The Whale and Foy Vance, Edel spent over a year writing and recording in the studio and has emerged with his finest works to date. Edel has teamed up with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie) for his latest album, set to be released in 2018.
Edel's newest single Finish Line and accompanying video are proof that he has been working tirelessly behind the scenes for some time and his listeners have much to be excited for. His music has been in rotation on CBC Radio 2, AAA Radio across the US, Sirius XM The Loft and also has amassed over 1.28M plays on Spotify. Edel is an avid walker, hockey fan, producer and he'll probably be your friend.