MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: HYNESS - THE END OF MUSIC
New band, short E.P., four tracks. Hailing from Kitchener-Waterloo, Amy and Marcus Addams handle the fuzzy guitars and vocals, while Colin White drums and Justin Cober, umm, basses. What they're doing isn't as noisy as shoegaze, but could be, if they weren't so keen on melodies and twin harmonies. There's a distinct retro feel to the cut Satan, with its boy-girl, which starts out Mickey and Sylvia and winds down all '60's Who.
On her own, Amy Addams sound a little like Neko Case singing The Smiths' Hand In Glove here, the lone cover, done in a less dramatic version. On their three originals, the group doesn't dwell in Retroland, instead letting all their influences jockey for position, coming up with a cool take on where pop could have gone after the '90's. Let's just pretend the last two decades didn't happen, and now Hyness is here.