One of Canada’s most acclaimed alternative rock outfits, Arkells, will be performing on Friday, Feb. 24 at the new Student Life Centre at St. Clair College in Windsor. It is serves as the college’s annual Frost concert.
Arkells actually met in school and have grown to be known for their classic songwriting, electric live show, and workman like touring ethic. They perform regularly at college’s and universities in Canada and recently sold-out their first arena show in their hometown of Hamilton.
Arkells’ new album, Morning Report, has a more irreverent, adventurous ethos at play that than on previous albums. There are click-tracked rhythms, subliminal samples, electronic pulses, and sax and violins threaded into the richly textured mix, which more readily recalls the cut-and-paste approach of a hip-hop beatmaker than the plug-and-play impulsiveness of a live rock band.
Arkells’ preceding release, High Noon, was recorded with indie-pop architect Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83), a partnership that yielded their biggest radio singles to date in “Come to Light” and “Leather Jacket”. But while logic would suggest not messing with a winning formula, Arkells only returned to Hoffer’s L.A. studio for one Morning Report track; another was recorded in the same city with producer Brian West (Sia, AWOLNATION), while the remaining cuts were split across two sessions in Toronto with alt-rock veteran Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket) and Gus van Go (The Stills, Wintersleep)
Tickets are $20 for students / $25 general admission. It is a 19+ Event. Doors open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 8:45pm. The Student Life Centre is located in the college at 2000 Talbot Road West.