Half-Built Horizons

  1. Chris & Cassy - Maybe Baby
  2. Darling Meadow - The One
  3. Hairy Holler - Stuck In A Snare [video]
  4. Home Movies - Jived At Dong Point!
  5. Avery Island - Lock Me Up
  6. Katrina James - Honestly
  7. Viva Mars - You Just Slept
  8. Persian Rugs - Stuck In A Revolving Door
  9. Watershed Hour - Knock Knock, Who's There? Doctor! Doctor Who
  10. The Undrummer - Large Blank Space
  11. The Cane Toads - Lady With The Weary Eyes
  12. Jesse Maranger - When The Mountains Are Trees
  13. Elephant Shoes - Adore You

Broken Arts is a not-for-profit arts group that runs all-ages events in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. In celebration of their third anniversary they asked thirteen bands that had played previous Broken Arts shows to submit one track each for a compilation album. Some new, some previously-released, the result is an eclectic mix of the best the Oshawa area has to offer. The garage rock of Watershed Hour and noisepop of Avery Island are balanced out by the retro-folk of The Cane Toads and Jesse Maranger, while Elephant Shoes and Persian Rugs bring sweet, catchy pop songs.

The entire CD is a lovingly-curated package. The booklet features blurbs and anecdotes as well as caricatures of each of the bands by members of Broken Arts. The title is their take on their hometown at the moment. "We've some great horizons ahead of us as one listen to this compilation shows," they explain, "but it still feels really half-built at this point. We've still got a ways to go."

October 6, 2012
CD / digital download