Harvested from the small town of Newmarket, Ont., lead singer Ryan (guitar) had to look no further than towards his sibling’s — Daniel (drums), and Brianna (vocals/keyboard) — own talents to cultivate the sound of the indie-rockers, Bordeen.
The self-titled album released back in 2013, Bordeen, is definitely an attempt to garner the attention of radio play with songs like “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” and their latest single “Broken Bones” already manoeuvring its way through Canada’s airwaves. The punchy guitar riffs, high-tempo hooks, and the indulgent southern-esque feel all add to the album’s eclectic range of mildly colour-filled songs, truly hidden behind the crestfallen appeal of heartbreak found in modern pop rock.
However, their melancholic approach to certain songs is laden with strong harmonies, stretched out beneath the raspiness of the lead vocals: the harmonies are soft, beautifully delicate like crosshatched linen, or a brass mix of wailing and screeching sounds like a siren’s call. It resonates with the illusion of a Christian choir’s peaking uniformity. The song “Out In The Dark,” the album’s darkest testament of a dismally bleak love story, is by far the retainer of the album’s deepest lyricism. Bordeen blend their sound at the right consistency, creating a balance between bluesy overtones, and cheerful rock’n’roll.
Bordeen have an assortment of songs for fans of thumping guitar chords found in bands like Walk Off the Earth, and Fun., or if you’re into emotionally tugging music also seen in The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, look no further than towards the uplifting charm of these musically-inclined siblings, by our best guess, a few steps away from the ears of international indie-rock fandoms.
Bordeen will be performing live at the The Rivoli on Wednesday, June 11. And if you can’t wait that long to see this amazing band, then check out the music video (below) for “Broken Bones” while you wait in anticipation.