Elias – Fossils (Wax / Warner Music Canada)

They may hail from Vancouver however the obvious musical influence of this trio lies across the ocean in the UK. Led by guitar-driven melodies and soaring vocal lines, Elias calls to mind the music of Oasis but with less rock star attitude; Coldplay without the weepiness. Don’t interpret either of those tidbits as being signs of weakness though. The band still injects a more than respectable amount of originality into these 10 songs with highlights including Lake Louise and Tunnel Lights.