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Crystalyne’s The Remedy EP the cure for them

Submitted by on December 3, 2013 – 9:49 pmNo Comment

TheRemedyComing in at just over 22 minutes, and a mere six tracks, the new EP The Remedy packs quite a punch for such a small package.

Released in Toronto on Nov. 22 at their album release show at the Virgin Mod Club alongside Courage My Love during the Becoming tour, the album has already sold way more than expected.

After their debut Navigate was released last year, the band had an extensive touring schedule and barely any time to write new material, but they gained quite a following in the process.

The band is happy to finally have new material out of the studio, giving them tracks to had to their set lists which until now had been filled with covers, although they love their cover songs. The new album boasts upbeat lyrics and music with powerful vocals akin to the first EP from Marissa Dattoli.

The first track on the new album titled “Punks Don’t Dance” is reflective of a relationship typical to modern youth, with a pretty girl and punk rock type of dude. The upbeat tune talks of social relationships and breaking free of stereotypes to enjoy new things.

The following song, also their first single and video release, is rightfully called “Secret,” and like the first song, discusses a certain type of relationship, one of a mysterious nature. There’s always been a certain appeal to secretive relationships, under the radar, and kept away from the closely knit social circle, and this seems to be of appeal to Dattoli.

The rest of the six-track release continues along the thematic path of relationships, social situations and overcoming hardship. The song “Let It Go,” is about exactly that, letting go of the past and being able to move forward in a positive manner. As Dattoli says, life is what you make it, and is way too short to waste it, and it’s Crystalyne’s time to take it.

The last song “Anchor,” pays homage to that one thing or person that is always there for you, and finding one that will actually always bet there for you, where as the track “6 in the Morning,” talks about time well spent and never ending moments of friendship and fun.  The track “Ghosts,” features Martin Broda, lead singer of Toronto metalcore group Abandon All Ships, which gives the listener a nice vocal dichotomy, compare to Dattoli’s piercing vocals.

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