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THREE instrumentals on Snakes and Arrows?

Mon, Mar 12, 2007@12:05PM | comments removed/disabled

UPDATE - 3/12@5:48PM: I have it from a higher power that there are only 2 - as we all had originally been hearing. :(

Andrew of Toronto's Q107 Rock Report posted the following message this morning:

... I've taken down the original picture I had up here because it wasn't the actual cover. I had a chance to see it this weekend at the World Premier Listening Party for "Snakes and Arrows" - as soon as I get a copy of the cover I'll put it up.

In the meantime, I heard six tracks from the new album. The room was kind of noisy so I can't tell you too much, though I've been able to spend some time with new single "Far Cry", which has an excellent chorus, chords that remind me of classic 70's Rush, and a solid groove, with enough drums to keep me in air percussion heaven. My favourite line - "one day I feel like I'm ahead of the wheel, and the next it's rolling over me" - brilliant.

The other song that really stood out was "Malignant Narcissim", one of three instrumentals on the album and one that makes Alex's head spin just thinking about it. I believe this one ran for under 5 minutes, so it's not a "La Villa"-length epic, more line with a "YYZ" or "Where's My Thing?".

Tour dates are coming soon. In the meantime, the Mighty Q is spinning "Far Cry" and we'd love to know what you think of the tune. Here's a link to where it's being streamed as we speak. Go there, take a listen, and then come back and give us your opinion.

*gasp* ... 3 instrumentals. I can't wait.

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