In a week with a plethora of record releases, Vancouver-based pop band Portico will have a tough time geting noticed. And that will be a shame, since the group's second full-length is definitely worth a trip to the record store.
There's a lot to like about this group, starting with their crunchy guitars and Jale-like sound. While they're not nearly as poppy as some of East Coast mid-90s Canucks who clearly inspired them, they still have a similar indie rock sound.
Standouts include All The Daughters and the relatively upbeat Stand Down, but all the songs, despite being mostly dark and serious, definitely deserve your attention.