MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: KRISTI LANE SINCLAIR - THE ABILITY TO JUDGE DISTANCE
From B.C. and now living in Toronto, Sinclair challenges rather than soothes on this five-song E.P. Her five-piece band specializes in melancholy post-punk with a touch of Factory Records sounds. That includes a mesmerizing violin that sets the unsettled, but still melodic mood on the soul-searching cuts Starlite & Dust and Time.
Sinclair can also rock out in a jagged way, Guido energetic and rough, short and danceable, a Siouxsie and the Banshees-worthy track. Reflection turns to anger on Fire In Santa Fe, inspired by the shitshow in the U.S., and the Standing Rock protest. No surprise her last album, 2015's Dark Matter, won Best Rock Album at the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards. There's substance in each song.