Review: Liteyears – American Towns

Artist: Liteyears
Album: American Towns
Label: Wirth Bros. Music
Genre: Rock/Alternative-Pop
Release Date: 2016
Letter Grade: A-

Written by Maggie Harder

Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Liteyears brings an upbeat sound to the pop-rock stage. Their debut album, American Towns, has a feel-good mood mood tied in with powerful rock tunes. With a sound similar to Hedley and Marianas Trench, these guys pour their lives into hearty, optimistic rock.

Being the astronomy geek I am, I fell in love with, “Rhythm in the Stars” – their first song of the album – in a heartbeat. Bright lyrics and strong vocals hit the spot, and the band carries the kind of beat you could imagine a crowd happily dancing to.

Their fourth song, “Silhouettes”, the token slow song, paints a bittersweet love story, bringing to life the elegance of its title.

Liteyears go off with a bang in their last song, “Zeitgeist”, with sparkling their way right onto my Spotify playlist. They carry a certain anticipation with every note, the same kind of feeling you get reading a good book. While listening, I was constantly always excited for what was next.

Their music feels like a road trip with friends; empowered and bright, even the slow parts full of energy. They go off with a bang, lighting a magical spark and leaving a lasting impression on the listener.

Liteyears know how to have a good time. Don’t miss out.

Check out Liteyears on this Thursday’s edition of The Party Podcast! 

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