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The Coast released their much-anticipated debut full-length, Expatriate, on Aporia in April 2007 in Canada and AUGUST 19, 2007 in the United States. Recorded in winter 2007 in Toronto with producer Chris Stringer (We’re Marching On, Ohbijou), the album is a departure from the layered epics of their first EP, harnessing the off-the-floor energy of their live show and letting their signature hooky guitar melodies stand on their own.

The band was touted as one of the acts to watch in 2008 by Canada’s national music monthly Exclaim and Toronto’s Eye Weekly, thanks to the buzz that continued to grow as the band toured extensively across North America last year, playing alongside such acts as Tokyo Police Club, The Dears, Sam Roberts, The French Kicks, and a coveted CMJ showcase with Foals, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Le Loup.

“There was far more integration between writing and arranging this time around,” Spurr adds. “We stopped being so precious about the songwriting and let everyone bring their own strengths to each song.”

“When you’ve been in a band with friends you’ve been with since you were a kid, it can become a difficult thing, separating your creative relationship from your relationship as friends,” Melchoirre says. “I think that the writing and recording of this record required us all to be far more honest with each other about what we expected from one another musically and how we wanted to sound.


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  • LacyLuck

    Ahhh sorry to hear that @Garyyy Ugh hope its not true, this band is great!

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • Garyyy

    Eh, I've just found out they're going to playing their last gig tomorrow before disbanding. It's definitely an underrated band - there was so much potential coming from their debut. All the best to their future endeavours!

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Oh please please please let the rest of Queen Cities be as good as 'Heartbreak City'. If this turns out to be the case then it will surely be AOTY.

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Lord God almighty, thought I'd pop round to their myspace page today to see if there were any new developments because they've been quiet for so long. What do I see? Details regarding a new album that's out in two days!! Unexpected but most triumphant news, can't wait to hear it.

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jslbrt

    This band is obscenely under appreciated. They are so awesome!

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • xericjath

    floolights and killing off our friends could play on my ipod all day

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • spreadblood4

    no secret why is why their good :D

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • henry4444

    I bought their first ep after seeing them at a next to empty show in Brantford ontario and it will always be one of the best albums I own.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • miespaub

    Great band

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Am properly obssessing over this band now, they get better with each and every listen. Expatriate flows brilliantly

    9 Feb 2009 Reply
  • muteoff

    Ditto @ Acquiescence. It's rare gems like this that satisfy my music-hungry soul. Reminds me of a cross between Broken Social Scene and The Appleseed Cast, but with their own, unique sound of course.

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • dotSTA

    I LOVE NEUVA YORK. omg so good

    12 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Its discovering awesome, unknown bands like this that makes music so satisfying in general. 'Killing Off Our Friends' is a global hit in another dimension, I just know.

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • musicfreak1082

    love them, too :).

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jess502

    Saw them tonight, they put on a good show.

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • pantsthemusical

    love this band. @charlantric is right on, regarding Floodlights. i don't think anyone could have described it better.

    3 May 2008 Reply
  • charlatantric

    This is already quite high-level production. It's quite good music, but I can't help but feel it's a little too safe. Especially on a track like Floodlights, I feel they could have taken listeners to the cleaners by working a little bit more around the melody. It ends almost as soon as it gets really good.

    25 Apr 2008 Reply
  • frejyasdaeg

    Fantasic Album, I disagree with the last post, I do not think The Coast sounds at all like The Killers. This is a well rounded album, I would love to hear more from these guys in the future (maybe even some major studio sessions or some other high level production). Until then, I will keep requesting air time for them on our local radio stations.

    24 Apr 2008 Reply
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