iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Clark Drive by The Perms, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Clark Drive

The Perms

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Armed with a cache of tight harmonies and '60s pop guitar jangles, this Manitoba group loves the Beatles and the Beach Boys equally. "Song for D" is the song that Matthew Sweet is still trying to uncover, complete with a hard rock and pop sound. Another early bright spot is the intensity each member brings to the sound, sounding at times like the Kinks. "The Hiro Okaya Travelling Trio" consists of a more melodic idea, resembling a Fastball outtake. The tune's core is a bit dull, though. The Perms rely on an impressive trumpet played by Nick Kolisnyk, especially on the mid-tempo and catchy "In Love," a tune that brings to mind '80s Canadian rock band the Jitters. Upping the sound with the guitar-heavy "Old Days," the group throws the listener a curve with a doo wop middle. It seems more like two good songs spliced together, but neither fully realized. "So the Stories Go" brings to mind Weezer, but is too lightweight-sounding during the verses. Titles like "Rock 'N' Roll Fifties" and "Maharishi Retreat" are references to the group's influences, the former being decent but clichéd while the latter fares worse. The soppy California sound on "Turn" is the album's low point.

Biography

Formed: 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Canadian alt-rock trio the Perms formed in Brandon, Manitoba in 1998. Brothers Shane (bass/vocals) and Chad Smith (guitar/vocals) had each been playing in their own bands for several years before enlisting drummer Paul Thorsteinson to form a classic power pop trio inspired by their mutual love for '70s rock and power pop. Citing Cheap Trick, Badfinger, and Weezer as influences, the Perms signed with Winnipeg indie Hugtight Records and released their debut album, Tight Perm, in 1998. The band eventually...
Full bio
Clark Drive, The Perms
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Contemporaries