In a niche and popular genre, The Folk have managed to write memorable, catchy songs, on this short, three-song EP. If The Folk continue their course, there is little doubt that they will become rabidly popular in the North American indie rock scene. Say It Again kicks off with “Rules of Youth,” a beautiful indie pop gem that is reminiscent of Death in Vegas’ Scorpio Rising. That is followed by a change of lead vocalists on “When I Go Away,” a quick turn to a more aggressive, sing-a-long type of indie pop. The EP ends off with a quirky duet-ballad, which displays the band’s songwriting diversity. Combined with its intermittent drums, it’s clear that The Folk are informed songwriters, and possess a serious potential in the Canadian indie rock scene. (Independent, thefolk.bandcamp.com) Matt Austman
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