Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Ski-Masked Ones

Here we have a band that I've been meaning to blog about for months and yet just now stumbling around to it. Call me lazy, call me uninspired, call me Susan if you so please. The dog did not eat my homework, I did not get stuck in traffic, you were not talking to evil Shane before (wait a sec... now I'm confused by the blog title)... I just plain forgot to do it.

 And that's a damned shame for all of us, since Bella Clava kicks your and my ass alike.
I stumbled across this band after being introduced (read: having my mind blown) by Little Foot Long Foot back in NXNE.  Caitlin Dacey, in addition to providing keys and backing vocals for LFLF, also fronts Bella Clava as her mainstay.  The organ gives their sound a similar feel to LFLF but with less blues and a whole lot more in-your-face rock.  Steve Suitte makes a solid argument for riff rock God.  Originally from Thunder Bay, this quartet moved to Toronto and lucky for us, they seem to be here to stay.  Check out their video for 'Food for Cannibals' below or go to their bandcamp to download a free song and check out the rest of the album.

-Giver, who do you take from?