Last year, we were lucky enough to visit New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. We came up with the somewhat over-ambitious idea to make our way across the country from California to NYC, documenting the music we discovered and people we met along the way. After a series of ridiculous events, we found ourselves driving into New York City around 4am, to stay on the couch/mattress/floor space of, for lack of better words, a rather eccentric character. Some of the other guests staying there, amongst a homeless man and a collection of hippies, were Canadian band The Everywheres.
You'd think after dealing with the somewhat... overcrowded (sharing mattress space with complete strangers) sleeping situations, we would have found somewhere else to stay, but we decided to stick it out. I think perhaps this is one reason why we bonded with these Canadian boys, because we all shared a mutual facial expression/eyebrow raise every time we all walked into the living room to have someone tell us he could 'pick up our positive vibes through the ends of his dreadlocks' and that his hair was a 'vessel that could conduct people's energy like radio waves'.
Thankfully, we've kept in contact with these gentlemen, and they have just recently released their 8-track album entitled Habitualism. It's a delicious mix of psychedelic garage-rock, with hints of blues and a bit of surf rock all doused in a hazy veil of warm reverberation. The dreamy vocals are easy to get lost in and the whole album flows together like a river of fuzzy sound, carrying you out from the waters of Nova Scotia to the North Atlantic Ocean.