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Entire Cities 

I Hope You Never Come Home (Easy Tiger)

Entire Cities’ follow-up to its impressive 2008 debut, I Hope You Never Come Home features more complex instrumentation than Deep River, but still dives into the myths that pervade the first record. Songwriter Simon Borer is a fine storyteller, constructing poems and myths with a sense of the rural and a loneliness permeating them. These songs could only be Canadian, with epic Greyhound rides, forests and lakes, and what’s more Canadian than a red maple leaf tattoo and a “coat of loup-garou”? This record is heavier than the first, with more distortion and electric guitar, and the joint vocals of some songs seem unnecessary, but overall it’s another strong collection of songs that are eerie, delicate and energetic.
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