The Mission District is tagged as: alternative, indie, discoverockult, canadian indie rock, pop
The Mission District may have called their full-length debut Youth Games, but there’s nothing frivolous or shallow about it. This is a musically mature and compelling work, one that reflects the wealth of creative experience the still young sextet has already accumulated.
“We came up with the title Youth Games, as the record is in many ways about us, reflecting on the end of our teenage years and where we are going from here,” explains lead singer and lyricist David Rancourt. “We wanted to capture a certain youthful energy.”
Mission accomplished here. A musical and lyrical exuberance flows through all its songs, a collection of ‘all killer, no filler’ material destined to make a real impact. This is the kind of album that can give pop music its good name back. “We didn’t want to write a self-indulgent and arty record,” David declares. “We wanted to write a pop record. We wanted to have big choruses that you could sing along to, and something that would really come across live.”
The Mission District sound has a definite trans-Atlantic feel. Rancourt cites the likes of ’80s Brit Pop bands as The Cure, Tears For Fears, and Talk Talk as sources of inspiration, alongside such contemporary American p...
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