Toronto's Radius & Helena are off to a good start on this generally engaging debut.
Their blend of atmospheric sounds, frenetic drumbeats and Thom Yorke-like vocals is a nice change from some of the more straightforward indie rock coming out of this city, but as with a lot of decent debuts, there's still plenty of work to do.
Their strength is in their upbeat numbers. City Of Fingers' fist-pumping riffs are the best part of the disc, but The Thin Man's quieter, sleepy sounds are too dreamy for their own good.
There's definite potential here, so don't let this foursome too far out of your sight.
Radius & Helena play the Rivoli Friday (November 14).