All songs written by Snowbeast.
Recorded by Riun Garner at The Lighthouse Church, Port Alberni, BC, Canada during July of 2012, and at The Ross Garage, Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2010.
Mixed by Riun Garner & Brayden Pichor
Cover Art by Brayden Pichor
Riun Garner - Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Percussion
Brayden Pichor - Vocals, Guitar
Jonathan Nickel - Drums, Percussion
Thanks to our family & friends, Riun's Mee-Ma, The Lighthouse Church, The Jingle Pot, Pastor Ron Nickel, Gordon Hall, Ron and his boat, Stephanie Nickel, Luke Temple, The Mabberleys & Jessica Wallin.
℗ 2012 SNOWBEAST
© 2012 SNOWBEAST
All Rights Reserved.
released November 23, 2012
Dingus on Music:
"There is something so heartbreakingly beautiful about Snowbeast. Perhaps it’s the mixture of growly vocals and smooth guitars. Whatever it is, I can feel the emotion just bursting out and it’s enough to set my soul at ease. This is an album that has impact and purpose"
BIRP's Best of 2012 Playlist:
BIRP's December 2012 Playlist:
"An album with the pep of a beach party and the echo of a mountain walk."
Beer On My Boat Shoes:
"Grungy guitars, cigarette-laced vocals and enough reverb to satisfy Morrissey."
Wake the Deaf:
"▲ S N O W B E A S T ▲, is a swirling concoction of musical styles that is hard to pin down. There are relaxed surf rock baselines (‘Backyards and Alleyways’), Vampire Weekend-esque African influences (‘No One Wants to Live in the Ghetto’), electronic beats and fuzzy repetitive choruses (‘A Howl Like a Wolf’) and in-your-face shouty bits (‘Snowbeast’ and ‘Somewhere, Ontario’)."
"Snowbeast’s sound is like a goody bag stuffed with Beach Fossils rhythmic beats, Vampire Weekend well-strung pop and a generous scoop of roughed up Julian Casablacas-esque vocals."
"The EP has two contrasting but equally important traits when speaking of the band’s talent – cohesive to the max, it sounds like a full record, but because it’s only five songs long and also awesome, it leaves you wanting so much more."
"This Canadian trio stood out immediately. There’s something that just sounds so good to my ears in that jangly, lo-fi rock and roll, nostalgic vibe, I find myself hitting play over and over again."
"A compelling meeting of dark experimental pop and exuberant rock and roll."