08 February 2011

CD Review: The Town Pants | The Uniter: Winnipeg's Weekly Urban Journal

Shore Leave
Label: Maximum Music
4 out of 5 stars

Now this is something that I am down for.  The Town Pants have created their own division of Celtic that lends itself to an audience somewhere in between the heavy drinkers and the soft rockers.  Shore Leave is an album of 10 bumping songs that lay the drums on thick, throwing in some banjo, fiddle, tin whistle, bass and guitar.  Their energy soars even in slow tunes like Angel and skyrockets in upbeat tracks like Drinking In The Graveyard.  Each track is inventive, the percussion and other varying musical instruments fit perfectly together, stylishly and with a great rhythm...the album spills over with character.   

By Sara Shyiak

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