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All The Things We've Been Told
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“Tell me the truth about love/Will it hold me soft or treat me rough?” purrs Modern Superstitions frontwoman Nyssa Rosaleen in “Beck & Call,” the fourth track off of All The Things We’ve Been Told. At times delicate, at times feisty, the Toronto indie-rock foursome’s six-song debut EP brings an infectious, youthful energy to age-old musings on matters of the heart. Yet despite its heartache-heavy themes, All The Things We’ve Been Told keeps blood-pumping organs aflutter with its sassy, playful and undeniably danceable tracks.
 
Effectively fusing energetic power-pop with a splash of soothing soul, All The Things We’ve Been Told brims with catchy hooks – take, for example, “And the message shoots the messenger/In the heart” in the opening track “Go-Between.” Yet what makes this EP truly memorable is Rosaleen’s vintage voice. At only 20 years old, Rosaleen possesses smooth, passionate pipes that sound simultaneously modern and wise beyond her years. Overall, Rosaleen’s vocals are like the perfect thrift store find – hard to come across, yet satisfyingly unique.
 
Clocking in at a short-but-sweet 20 minutes, All The Things We’ve Been Told has me anticipating what’s next for Modern Superstitions.

By Hilary Marchildon
Nov 12, 2010

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