Judging solely from their name, you might guess that Toronto's Invasions are a 60s-influenced Britpop band. It's possible that's what they were going for on this EP, but thankfully they fail at the retro aspect and seem to have stumbled into a unique and contemporary sound.
While nothing daring goes on here, there's good energy throughout. Invasions have a good ear for hooks, and once they settle into their sound they've got a lot of potential in the loose and scrappy indie pop arena.
Top track: Atlantic Blvd
Invasions hit the Velvet Underground Saturday (January 17).