A four on the floor driving pace coupled with an introspective set of lyrics in a melancholic harmony creates a lovely tune titled “Sleep” by THE CARBONS. “Sleep” builds in a crescendo before the singer questions why can’t they sleep and all of a sudden the floor has fallen out beneath as the crescendo drops to a mezzo forte level. It’s a lovely tune for someone about to head into the weekend who’s also maybe in a need of sleep from an exhausting work week. For fans of Band of Horses or Kings of Leon.
Forged in Western Canada, The Carbons are a rock trio known for their multi-climactic live shows, deep powerful vocals and huge groovy drums. Their debut LP August Ash is a 10-song groove rock ride that explores the shallower waters of young adulthood and progressively dives into deeper human challenges like mental health and temptation. With songs such as “Jerry, Can I Dance with Your Sister?”, “All I Need”, and “Stuck in Your Head”, the trio delivers melodies that grab you by the earlobes and lyrics that tickle your soul. Their latest single “Black Mirror” is a continuation of the dive. Fun and entertaining at first glance, the song uncovers the common fear that our best years may be behind us.
Off-stage, The Carbons can be found shredding some gnar, ripping through waves, and revving motorcycles through the Canadian Rockies. They often end the day with a craft beer in hand, a movie quote battle and depending on the number of beers, a lengthy conversation about all the world’s problems. Their environment fuels them with inspiration and they are currently preparing the next album.