Meet LITEYEARS, a five-piece pop act from Toronto who recently released their debut EP American Towns. The band began under the Wirth brothers, Brent (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Keyboards), and Brian (Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals). They were the winners of Slaight Music's It's Your Shot $50,000 grand prize for their track “If I Could Fix You (You Know That I Would)." Later, LITEYEARS added Adam Slinn on keyboards, Nick Haberer on bass, and Joey Muha on drums to complete their sound.
American Towns is brimming with melody and a driving pop sensibility. The guys put enormous attention on the delivery of each song. Sometimes, they'll harmonize as the music drops, spotlighting twinkling production before the beat crashes back in. The title track is both a giant sing along and a campfire song, combining intimacy with unapologetic pop, while lead single "Rhythm In The Stars" is the perfect top-down tune for late night drives.
Listen to the EP below. Be sure to check out their well-viewed Zoetic Sessions, which features the songs from American Towns with 40 piece orchestra, 10 piece drumline, and other off-beat interpretations. Be on the look out for LITEYEARS' full-length LP, which they're chipping away at as we speak.