Download: Castle River unveil new EP Middle Men

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Release comes as teaser for upcoming full-length album, says band

While they have been maintaining a low profile as of late, Saskatoon’s Castle River have momentarily come out of hibernation to bestow their latest EP Middle Men.

“This free release of the Middle Men EP is in a way a closing to the past year and all we’ve accomplished as band,” says drummer Billy Tataryn. “We are now fully devoted to writing new material for a full length LP which we hope to record in the spring if 2014.

“Until then we are signing off from live performance until the snow melts.”

Since forming in 2010, the duo, comprised of Tataryn and guitarist Matt Folkersen, have become known for gritty-yet-melodic songs paired with an energetic live show. And on Middle Men Castle River continue to explore those sounds with songs that are intensely catchy yet unpredictable in execution. Brotherly vocals dominate the sound with immaculate guitar tones weaving and bobbing amidst punchy rhythms.

Tataryn says that while recording the EP the duo wanted to be “fully submersed in an environment where our ideas were able to be expressed in such a that no sounds where deemed wrong and no creative flow was deemed untouchable.”

Castle River spent much of 2013 on the road, opening for Saskatoon’s Smokekiller as well as performing as his backing band. The duo also dropped a video for “Painted Eyes”.

Can’t wait to see what they come up with next!