The Rebel Spell, "Its a Beautiful Future" CD (FFM035), New Releases, 2011-06-08
The CD, "A Beautiful Future" can finally be ordered online, and will be delivered sometime next week.
Before we continue, for those of you with short attention spans, but also because the music, the lyrics, and the video to this song are all excellent, we suggest:
A Beautiful Future in Review... "A Beautiful Future is the latest sarcastically titled album from Vancouver, BC punks the Rebel Spell and it packs a hell of a punch. Carried by a driving rhythm section, It's A Beautiful Future is nearly unmatched in its enthusiasm and execution. The lyrics are passionately political, but never preachy or pretentious, but if you're a "the medium is the message" listener, the songwriting is outstanding, making it easy to put the politics in the backseat. It's A Beautiful Future never stagnates and that's partly because songs like "Uncontrollable" and "It Can't Just Be Me," which feature violin and piano, respectively, work to keep things different and interesting. It's A Beautiful Future is punk at its most coherent. Whether you're protesting or skateboarding, or skateboarding to protest, the album is uncompromising and the strongest Canadian punk album since Supporting Caste, which is no small feat for a band that clearly wear Propagandhi's influence on their sleeves. Our political future may be bleak, but with bands like the Rebel Spell, punk rock's certainly isn't."
About the Band... "Coming out of the Vancouver punk scene and with an unmatched desire to tour, you could say The Rebel Spell are a beacon of hope in an otherwise mediocre and draining environment. With the ability to remind you why we should "fight to win," the band raises hopes and gives you a great vocal work out in the process. A band that truly paved their own path, from constantly self managing their tours, manufacturing and releasing their own cds, and even supporting their fellow peers in order to ensure a steady supply of quality punk rock in the scene.
Having previously released 2 full lengths and 1 E.P. (notably having Propagandhi's record label "G7 Welcoming Committee " digitally release 2 of them) the band now presents their 3rd full length "It's A Beautiful Future," which takes aim at "the problems down the road that we aren't thinking about right now" and provides 12 insightful and inciteful anthems that deal with, among other things, the watchful eyes of Big Brother, environmental apocalypse and the pervasive talons of garbage media. The album is about dystopia and it's about dissidence. It's about fighting to make the world a better place, now, and every song is an impassioned clarion call to action or despair."
You can read an interesting and comprehensive interview with Rebel Spell singer Todd here.