Indianapolis has a new favorite local band - The Canal. The band is made up of seven young men whose talent is beyond apparent in their efforts and results. The string instruments, vocals, rapping, beats and lyrics will be stuck in your head for days to come. The singer’s voice is raspy and passionate, and his lyrics are mixed with an ethereal mix of hip-hop and a cello. The rapping, provided by Shy Holder, will have you chanting along, getting excited, and loving the shout-outs to Indiana and the Midwest.
The Canal’s passion and drive is so evident in their debut album that I cannot wait to hear more. They seemed to pour every ounce of their emotions into the making of this album, and it can be felt by the listener. Definitely something I can imagine hearing on the radio.
Their debut album titled “Make a Mess” will be released on June 11, 2011. The album release show is being held at Birdy’s at 71st and Keystone from 8PM-1AM. Be there! I guarantee you will NOT regret it.
FINAL GRADE: A
Songs to Download: “Make a Mess”, “Lemons” (soon-to-be club favorite!) and “Hold Me Still”