Jessie Lilley
Buddy Barnett
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A Primitive Evolution

The Prize

Independent / November 2012

Toronto's alternative/blues rock trio A Primitive Evolution are characterized by their raw, honest musical output and visionary "Alice in Wonderland-esque" music videos. A rock act that puts in effort and passion in all ways and that look like punks but their musicality denies the costume.

Watching the music video for "Lord of Reason" (recently released) was fun. Cute little screwed up Goth chick in her E.A. Poe habitat, playing vinyl like back in the day—with a very interesting needle…

"The Prize" is their sophomore album for A Primitive Evolution and was produced by John Wozniak and the band in the heart of Toronto at the new Mushroom Studios. "The Prize" was intended to be an "unplugged" album featuring songs from their debut, however once in the studio it became its own monster and the band wrote three new songs during the experience. "What was intended to be quick filler album turned into one of the most epic projects we've ever worked on" says Brett Carruthers (Vocals/Guitar).

These guys simply prove that what goes around comes around. Reminiscent of the 60s, the music eases one into a trippy place… and a good place…excellent lead vocals (most unusual in this day and age). That's a hell of a lot of noise for three kids. I hope they keep it up. Check them out on FaceBook.

Members/Instruments: Brett Carruthers / Vocals and Guitars, Stephany Seki / Bass, Cello and Vocals, Stu Dead / Drums and Percussion

—Jessie Lilley