Easy Come Easy Go
Label: Nettwerk Records
Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers know that, sometimes, the way to a person's heart is through their mind. In keeping, they offer clever, thought-provoking lyrics set against atmospheric '70s canyon rock. Sometimes their lo-fi ethos rubs up against wispy shades of Americana, which only adds to their charm. Lush violins and plucky mandolins dot "Ballad of a Fisherman's Wife," which is likely the quietest (yet most searing) protest song about the BP oil spill in the Gulf you'll ever hear. Other highlights include the breezy "Easy Come Easy Go," "New Wild Everywhere" and "On the Water."