Review: Eastcoast Love Story – Eastcoast Love Story (Independent)

ECLStoryThe debut release from Music New Brunswick Award winners Eastcoast Love Story is a five-song EP that sees the group proudly wear their roots-inspired influences on their sleeves, namely early Blue Rodeo (Outskirts and Diamond Mine-era) and former Moncton-based band Basic English. Eastcoast Love Story’s ability to craft concisely written songs bursting with energy helps the group showcase a songwriting maturity that extends well beyond their years. Kicking off with the twangy “Cold, Cold World” and wrapping up less than 20 minutes later with “Train,” this is an EP that will undoubtedly warrant repeated listens.