The Young & Passionate Days of Carpedia - EP
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||Let's Fall In Love||The Carps||4:20||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||All the Thugs I Know||The Carps||2:45||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The Tumultuous Adventures of JJ Iscariot and the Insatiable Booty Fantastic||The Carps||2:49||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Compton to Scarboro||The Carps||3:15||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||All the Damn Kids||The Carps||3:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
For just being a two-man band, the Carps sure have a big sound. With Neil A. White manning the fuzzed-out bass and synthesizers and Jahmal Tonge on vocals and drums, the duo play driving, rhythmic rock that borrows equally from R&B, hip-hop, and punk. All of this is on display on their debut EP, the five-track The Young and Passionate Days of Carpedia, Vol. 2.1 (which contains the equally verbose song "The Tumultuous Adventures of JJ Iscariot and the Insatiable Booty Fantastic"), which — although the basslines can began to be repetitive and Tonge's voice can sometimes sound a little too nasally — is an energetic, dark, driving look into the realms of urban dance-rock. Sounding like an angrier, more soulful Kenna, the Carps pound their way through their songs, stopping only to give brief introductions ("This next song goes out to Condoleeza Rice and Jean Chrétien," Tonge announces before "Let's Fall in Love" launches into its tightly wound fury, while "All the Damn Kids" is dedicated to their native Toronto, and is also one of the best tracks on the EP, with a catchy synth line and lots of punch) before breathlessly moving on to the next one. It's fun, dark, intense music that doesn't exist much out of the time that created it, but it's that same ephemeral quality that adds a level of excitement and fragility to the Carps' swagger, and makes The Young and Passionate Days a great look and part of early 21st century urban-hipster youth.
Discovered this duo out of nowhere and the are awesome, a nice hard and fast dirty sound with a little electronica added for good measure, think the White Stripes crossed with Bloc Party and you got The Carps.
and loving the rawness, but the sound quality is terrible and does them no justice.
This is crazy
Music needs The Carps. Soulful, pure organic beats, rock n roll in its purest form. These guy's are incredible.
If you don't feel this then you must already be dead.
Formed: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: '00s
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