Fortresses by Octoberman


Toronto’s Octoberman will be releasing their third full length album, Fortresses, on September 1st in Canada and (more fittingly) October 1st in the US on White Whale Records. I’m thinking of this as their birthday present to me, and what a heartfelt and warm present it is.

Fitting right in along with the writing of Connor O’berst, Elliot Smith, Matt Mays, and even a touch of Lou Barlow, Octoberman’s efforts on Fortresses present a solid blend of dramatic pop that should hold up well over time. I’m partial to the 5th track on the album, thirty reasons. It feels like a song off of Tom Petty’s Wildflowers.

Octoberman will be touring across Canada from September 16th to November 2nd, so take the opportunity to check them out if you get a chance. Head over to their MySpace page to check out more tracks off the album, or give a listen to their CBC Radio 3 session.

Now for a small sample of some self indulgence, here’s their video covering one of my favourite Bruce Springsteen songs.