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The Beaches: Fascination

The Juno-winning female rockers are on a real roll, and this strong new single will sustain the momentum. The propulsive riffs and deadpan vocals initially evoke The Strokes, but the tune then takes on its own upbeat vitality.

The Beaches: Fascination

By Kerry Doole

The Beaches - "Fascination" (Universal Music Canada):  2018 has been a memorable year for the Toronto-based female rockers. Back in March, The Beaches won a Juno Award as Breakthrough Group of the Year, and have since justified that nod with the success of their singles “Money” and “T-Shirt" (a No. 1 rock chart hit), a 16-date Canadian headlining tour, and a nomination for Best New Canadian Artist at the iHeart Radio MMVA.


Look for them to sustain the momentum with this new single from debut album The Late Show.

In a label press release, lead singer Jordan Miller explains that "this one came together really quickly. It was written about an adventure I had in Berlin a few summers ago, then written in Los Angeles."

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The propulsive riffs and deadpan vocals initially evoke The Strokes, but the tune then takes on its own upbeat vitality. Long-time band collaborator Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) produced “Fascination,” and he does an ace job of capturing the group's signature live energy.

The Beaches are currently supporting The Glorious Sons on Canadian dates, then playing their own headlining shows in late November. Itinerary here.

 

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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