Hole in the Sky
Together for a decade, roots-rockers Before The Flood scored Canadian college radio play for two singles from their 2008 debut album Bars Wire and Wood. It has been a long time coming, but sophomore effort Hole In the Sky is now out. As a sextet, they can deliver a full-blooded and dynamic sound, and there are strong vocal harmonies in evidence here. Hole in the Sky was co-produced with Josh Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood). Reference points for BTF include Wilco, The Weakerthans and Skydiggers.
Before The Flood launched the record with a gig at Toronto's famed Horseshoe Tavern last week. Upcoming shows include Magest in Ahmic Harbour (Sept. 5), TIFF in Toronto (Sept. 12), Oakville's Moonshine Cafe (Sept. 18), and Albion House in Lockport, NY, on Oct. 3.