The Stanfields

Death and Taxes (GroundSwell)

Following one of the most rousing debuts by anybody anywhere, Vanguard of the Young and Reckless, Nova Scotia’s Stanfields keep their foot on the gas with the new album Death and Taxes. Producer Mike Fraser (Bryan Adams, AC/DC), with his smooth Vancouver layers, manages to let Scottish lilt and Ramonesian drive burn through. Along with rhythms to set any dance floor to frenzy are lyrics of compelling depth. “Run on the Banks” suggests economic insurgency while detailing a father’s vengeance for a murdered son. Matters of money (“Invisible Hands”) and Maritime lore (“The Boston States”) infuse Death and Taxes with a unique mix of hard rocking and story-telling.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.