AA Wallace’s new release, In Alpha Zones, is getting some nice praise from Canadian press! See below for the new video, “Shake It Out” and some of Exclaim! and NOW Toronto’s nice words. Supes – this is coming to your inbox later today! Release date is tomorrow, March 11th (Culvert).
Listening to In Alpha Zones, the latest release from Nova Scotia ex-pat AA Wallace, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the sort of teen coming-of-age dramedies that John Hughes excelled at. Wallace brings that same sort of mixed emotion to his music that is at the same time fun and upbeat, but tempered by an air of cynicism, like dancing to get over an ex, except that the ex just so happens to be life in general. Take the track “SUCCESS,” a song filled with groovy bass riffs, playful synth tones and even a soul-clap breakdown, despite Wallace nearly hissing overtop. It’s these contrasts that really push In Alpha Zones to the next level. – Exclaim! (8/10)
…there are plenty of hooks and catchy choruses to hang on to here. There are elements of bands like The Rentals and Eels, but with more nostalgia, presented with funk beats or ’80s synth sounds. – NOW